What is the world talking about this week? Last week we tracked the Huffington Post's hot topic: fat girls ' confessions to the World , and this week we watched with the Guardian about how Sweden has responded strongly to feminism. The Swedish woman writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED speech, "We should all be feminists," sorted out the book, calling for the creation of a culture of "giving women back human rights", and the government immediately announced that every 16-year-old Swedish child would have a Adichie's new book. (same field Gayon: Six TED speeches make you a much different self )
"In 2003, when I wrote my book Purple Hibiscus, when I was promoting my novel in Nigeria, a male journalist came up to me and he advised me," you'd better not say you're a feminist because feminists are depressed because they don't have anyone. " "Well, so I decided to claim it," said the happy feminist. Then another Nigerian woman scholar said that feminism is not just our culture, but it has nothing to do with Africa. The reason I call myself a feminist is because I am "westernized". Well, since feminism is not "Africa", I have decided to call myself "happy African feminists". 」
She is Nigerian travel American writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, her TED speech "We all should be feminists" we shall all to be feminists "", in 2013 received many echoes, her honest portrayal of feminists saddled with all "politically correct "We have to make it clear that we don't hate men, we do lip gloss and we watch romantic novels," he said.
Adichie at the same time put forward the contradictions of gender politics, feminism has always been the stigma of "seizing power", but the spirit of feminism has existed for a long time, we fight not only for the oppression of women's rights, but also to witness a better world of equality. (Recommended reading: feminism always demands privilege?) When feminism becomes a negative label)
"Sex, never a easy topic. When it comes to sex, it can be uncomfortable and even disgusting. In fact, both men and women talk about gender issues in extreme avoid, or pretend that gender issues do not exist. It is never a comfortable idea to change the existing operating structure. Many people ask me, why use the word "feminist"? Why not just say we believe in human rights? For me, such an argument is dishonest. Feminism, of course, is a part of human rights, but if we use ambiguous human rights to cover the situation, we will ignore specific gender issues. We will pretend to ignore the gender status that women have been exposed to for years. 」
"Many men feel that the existence of" feminism "is a threat. The idea, I suspect, stems from the boy being nurtured, who has been taught repeatedly about what a man should look like, and when "feminism" emerges, they feel that what men hold is under threat. 」
"People are not limited by culture, people create culture." If we give the human rights back to women, not our culture, then we should create such a culture. 」
"My grandmother, she's a feminist. She fled from the man he didn't want to marry and chose the man he loved. Whenever she felt that her rights were impaired by "being a woman," she refused or protested loudly, and there was no such word as "feminist", but it did not mean she was not. 」
"My definition of feminism is that whether you're a man or a woman, you realize that there are many gender issues in the world and we have to deal with them." All men, men and women, we can all do better. (Recommended reading:"If you believe in equality, you are feminists" Emmahuasen 10 wonderful gender manifesto )
That is April 12, 2013, Chimanmanda Ngozi Adichie's speech, the repeated experience of the sex pain in life has become the focus of attention, we do not have to memorize the feminist classics to become feminists, we see certain gender status frowned, So I rolled up my sleeves and was no longer willing to swallow, and at that moment we were all feminists. (Recommended to you: Joseph Gaudenrivi embracing feminism: "Don't let the sex define who we are")
So far, Adichie's speech has accumulated 2 million visitors, and this year Adichie's new book, We Should All Femminist, was published in 12/1 to reflect on the gender politics and gender power structure by writing a personal experience as an African woman, Adichie Call for a global effort to act on feminism.
The Swedish government announced that every 16-year-old Swedish child could get a new book, "We should all be feminists," first in response to a perennial gender-sensitive Sweden, through a series of publishers working in tandem with women's organizations. More than 100,000 copies have been issued, and the Swedish women's department plans to include books in the discussion of future courses.
"When I was 16 years old, I didn't know what" feminism "meant. "chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said," but then I began to practice the spirit of feminism. " "adichie told the Swedish response and smiled. "To me, feminism is about justice. I am a feminist because we deserve to live in a fairer society. I am a feminist because I want to live in a world that is not conditioned by my gender and what I do. I want to live in a world where both men and women are happier, and we are no longer restricted to the gender framework. I want to live in a world where men and women are truly equal, and for that reason I am a feminist. 」
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's speech has so far given us a lot of strength, we have seen a loosening of the gender framework in the past two years, gender dogma is never taken for granted, and the progress of sex is Sheryl Sandberg "If you are not afraid, what would you do?" "is the proportion of the world's female leaders rising every year; it is Hollywood's review of the inequality between men and women is the normal, but also #FreeTheNipple lift clothes, and finally seen the feminine lust. (Recommended to you: not just the right to fight!) #FreeTheNipple can't avoid the "desire" issue )
The progress of sex is a long river where everyone should be involved, and to that end, it is proud to say that we are all feminists.