Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists has become one of the most referenced explorations of contemporary feminism thanks to Beyoncé.
The celebrated author will reach a new audience soon when her Ted Talk turned publish essay will be given to every high school student in Sweden.
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The book delves into the necessity of an affirmative fight for gender equality. This includes a reconceptualization of modern masculinity.
She writes, “We teach boys to be afraid of fear, of weakness, of vulnerability,” she writes. “We teach them to mask their true selves, because they have to be, in Nigerian-speak – a hard man.”[Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins Top Women's Fiction Prize]
She delivered a message for the students who will receive her book.
"To me feminism is about justice," she says. “I’m a feminist because I want to live in a world that is more just. I’m a feminist because I want to live in a world where a woman is never told that she can or cannot or should or should not do anything because she is a woman. I want to live in a world where men and women are happier. Where they are not constrained by gender roles. I want to live in a world where men and women are truly equal. And that’s why I’m a feminist,” said Adichie.
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