It’s a great introduction into the topic of feminism and gives a brief insight into how it can go unnoticed in society ... it highlights different things for different people and inspires them to learn more about that area of the issue afterwards ... I love the eloquent way this essay is worded; it’s persuasive but doesn’t pressure you or force you into agreeing with her ... This book is tiny, insightful and would make a perfect present as it also looks gorgeous.
This 52-page booklet...surpasses expectations with its mix of lively and witty anecdotes and insightful analysis ... We Should All Be Feminists makes good use of the ‘show, don’t tell’ adage ... We Should All Be Feminists, then, is a great introduction into the nuances of a world in desperate need of feminism. Adichie gives insight into the micro-aggressions women often face and how they go unnoticed. It unpacks the negative connotations attached to the word feminism. It’s a beginner’s handbook for the 21st century. However, as it is a mere introduction, it doesn’t touch upon intersectionality in as much depth as needs to be. Its focus lies heteronormatively on gender as a social construction. This is not to say that it completely ignores the existence of all other facets though ... We Should All Be Feminists delivers powerful prose on the need for feminism. It challenges the ideas of the evolution of gender roles, it highlights how we have let stereotyping and culture limit us. Ultimately though, it leaves readers with renewed hope and energy to fight for a better tomorrow.
Adichie's tone seems light, and she uses ironic humor brilliantly throughout ... But she doesn't shy away from getting angry, dismantling stereotypes, exposing inequity, and demanding change. Adichie's own definition of a feminist is simply empowering ... Libraries aware of Adichie's global popularity will surely want to spread her concise, common-sense, inclusive feminism.