We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie :-)

Adichie told de Volkskrat that she was shocked at the response from the press regarding her involvement, particularly by the number of interview requests she received about the video: “I felt such a resentment (laughs loudly). I thought: are books really that unimportant to you? Another thing I hated was that I read everywhere: now people finally know her, thanks to BeyoncĂ©, or: she must be very grateful. I found that disappointing.”

“Still, her type of feminism is not mine,” she said. “As it is the kind that, at the same time, gives quite a lot of space to the necessity of men. I think men are lovely, but I don’t think that women should relate everything they do to men: did he hurt me, do I forgive him, did he put a ring on my finger? We women are so conditioned to relate everything to men. Put a group of women together and the conversation will eventually be about men. Put a group of men together and they will not talk about women at all, they will just talk about their own stuff. We women should spend about 20 per cent of our time on men, because it’s fun, but otherwise we should also be talking about our own stuff.”

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