We should all be feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

An Nigerian acquaintance once asked me if I was worried that men would be intimidated by me. I was not worried at all. In fact it had not occurred to me to be worried, because a man who would be intimidated by me is exactly the kind of man I would have no interest in. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Because I am female, I’m expected to aspire to marriage, I’m expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now, marriage can be a good thing, it can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage but we don’t teach boys the same. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A woman at a certain age who is unmarried, our society teaches her to see it as a deep personal failure. And a man at a certain age who is unmarried, we just think he hasn’t come around to making his pick. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The language of marriage is often a language of ownership rather that a language of partnership. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


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