We Should All Be Feminists - Page 17 - 34 Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This section opens with the author’s pronouncement that “men and women are different” (17). The author says that for thousands of years it made sense that men, on the basis of their general physical strength, took on powerful, dominant rules in their societies. However, the author points out that today we live in a world in which the person most qualified to lead is “not the physically stronger person” but rather “the more intelligent, the more knowledgeable, the more creative, the more innovative” (18). Therefore, women, who are equally likely to have these attributes, must be viewed as equally capable of leadership.

The author returns to giving anecdotal evidence of sexism. She observes that, in Lagos, hotel staff assumed she was a sex worker when she enters a hotel alone, that women cannot get into Lagos nightclubs without being accompanied by a man, and...

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