Summary

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie starts the TED talk “We Should All Be Feminists” by presenting some personal stories. She talks about a late childhood friend who was the first one to ever call Adichie a feminist when they were teenagers. Adichie recalls an event that occurred sometime later, while she was promoting one of her books in Nigeria. There, a journalist advised her not to call herself a feminist, as his opinion was that feminists were women unable to find husbands. Later on, a Nigerian academic told Adichie that feminism was not an African concept, which prompted Adichie to think about new definitions of feminism for herself.

Adichie then recalls an event from her primary school, when she was denied the role of the class monitor because she was a girl. This prompts Adichie to reflect on the differences between how men and women are treated differently, which she illustrates when she recalls an evening with her friends in Lago...

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