We Should All Be Feminists Quotes

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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But I remember that as I argued and argued, Okoloma looked at me and said, ‘You know, you’re a feminist.’ It was not a compliment. I could tell from his tone – the same tone with which a person would say, ‘You know, you’re a terrorist.’ I did not know exactly what this word feminist meant… The first thing I planned to do when I got home was look up the word in the dictionary.
-- The author (Section 1 )

Importance: Here, the author's memory of the first time she heard the word "feminist" reveals the tremendous, negative baggage that the word has, such that a feminist is likened to someone who supports terrorism.

Then a dear friend told me that calling myself a feminist meant that I hated men. So I decided I would now be a Happy African Feminist Who Does Not Hate Men. At some point I was a Happy African Feminist...
-- The author (Section 1)

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