We Should All Be Feminist and Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by chimamanda adichie

What’s the best thing to be a woman for you?
For me it’s both the gentle nature and fierce courage that we have.

Here’s my two favourite books on feminism and understanding the importance of it and the steps to be one.

“We Should All Be Feminist” and “Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” by @chimamanda_adichie

These books are small and concise. You can read it at one sitting but can learn so much. In the first book which was a TedTalk at first discuss various aspects of feminism. While reading this, I could see all those discriminations I had faced and the women I knew. People have misconception about feminism. Some people try to put their thoughts about feminism in box. But it’s simply getting the same rights as men. It means that I shouldn’t be deprived of some opportunities just for my gender. That’s why it’s important for us to be a feminist.

The second book is a short guide to raise a feminist child. It’s a heart warming book to the author’s friend who has just become a parent. I feel it can be a good start for anyone to be feminist themselves.

“Each time they ignore me, I feel invisible. I feel upset. I want to tell them that I am just as human as the man, just as worthy of acknowledgment. These are little things, but sometimes it is the little things that sting the most.”
(We Should All Be Feminist)

It’s the little things people, pay attention.

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