Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie









From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today--written as a letter to a friend.

A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie's letter of response.

Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions--compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive--for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can "allow" women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria.

Her work has been translated into over thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times, and Zoetrope. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; Half of a Ye...

“The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina. Cooking is learned.” W.O.W.
若有人好奇什么是女性主义,我会推荐他看We Should All Be Feminist, 读这本入门级的essay,去理解几乎所有人都承认社会存在种族歧视我们且应打破它的今天,仍有很多人否认生活中每天存在的性别歧视和它的危害。 若有人好奇我们该怎么做,看这篇。
A booklet for everyone.
Good suggestions for those who want to raise their children to be feminist, and also apply to those who want themselves to be feminist
有时候会想这是一个文明时代吗?如果是为什么女性还需要为一些基础权力去抗争?The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina. 短小精悍,值得一读。
【23夏·读物】1h极速读完。姐姐推给我,我再推给妈妈的一本人人都应该去看的简短小书。建议即观点,论证逻辑严谨、举例实际且贴合。读的过程也不停的在和自己对话同时反观自己的家庭。开篇提及的两种feminist tools非常applicable,1.Understand your feminist premise( I matter and I matter equally) 2. Question about reversing X and whether can still get the same result
算是读完了第一本全英的小书吧 看心情查查字典 也学了英语 给我最深的的印象就是性别烙印打下的太早和社会规劝太深刻 从婴儿玩具和服饰开始 到小朋友们一起玩耍的时候 (当然主要是母亲)的嘱托 更别说文理分科时的性别因素 再到后续对女性“结婚结婚结婚!”的期望 主观地全程感受到父权制下的压迫。。 女权主义只要求平等 作者提出了两个工具 抓住平等的大前提 “是女性”不应该成为任何事情的理由 用性别置换来思考问题