Why we Should all be Feminists- Chimamanda Adichie

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Why we Should all be Feminists-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

February 8, 2017

Over the weekend, as I sat an listened to an unnamed family member criticize the women’s march and the disgusting actions of the women involved, I announced to my extended family for the first time that I am a feminist.

I have a conservative family who I love dearly and am extremely grateful for.  They are supporters of Donald Trump, they see no fault in his bigotry, simply stating that “all men talk like that” and “he’s just honest”.

But, on this particular day, I could not keep quiet.  I could not be complacent and listen to them bash something that they could not even comprehend.

“I am a feminist” the words slid from my mouth like a landslide, proud and firm.

Six heads dart in my direction. Nanny and Poppy seem shocked.  Here we go

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