Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ten of the best feminists in literature and beyond

Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. One figure on her list of the ten best feminists in literature and beyond, as shared at the Guardian:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.” In the most high-profile pop-feminist moment of 2013, BeyoncĂ© included these words – taken from a TED talk given by Adichie – on her single Flawless. In the talk, which has since been published as a book called We Should All Be Feminists, the Nigerian-born author asks: why are girls taught to shrink themselves, to compete for men, to limit their ambitions? She urges her audience to reclaim the word “feminist” and to say: “Yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today, and we must fix it.”
Read about the other entries on the list.

Learn about the book that changed Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's life.

--Marshal Zeringue