• By Malia
  • April 16, 2014

We Should All be Feminists: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Video Inside)

We Should All be Feminists: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Video Inside)

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“A feminist is a man or a woman who says yes there is a problem with gender as is today, and we must fix it. We must do better”- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

These words resonate through my ears as I listen to Chimamanda Adichie speak words of encouragement on the topic of gender separation.  For many of us, we first heard this strong powerful speech, in Beyonce’s hit song “Flawless”, which ultimately fueled my interest in hearing more of her speech.  We as women are taught from adolescence to down play ourselves in the likes of men.  We are taught that we can achieve a certain level of success but never to the same level as men.  These teachings have ultimately made us content with mediocracy and submissiveness.  Feminism is more than just about women fighting for their place in society, but its about having equality among both women and men.


“The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are.”- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Check out the full speech below…




What are your thoughts on the topic? Lets discuss!


ITS LIT!! Malia Brown is the creator of UrbanSocial and Natura magazine. She is the former college ambassador for ESSENCE, a Journalist, and an on-air personality. Malia is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she reports on beauty, pop-culture, political affairs, and race relations.

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