“Feminist: A person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.”
Nigerian author and activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TEDx talk details her struggle to define herself in patriarchal Nigeria and what is means to be a feminist.
It’s a funny, personal insight into the daily collective struggle of redefining gender roles.
Here is the link to the TEDx video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc&feature=player_embedded
She also spoke with HuffpostLive
A memorable quote from the article: What do you see as the biggest barrier to young women connecting to feminism today?
The word itself comes with such bad baggage. You’ll have women who if you listed out major ideas of gender equality, they would agree with them, but then if you said, “are you a feminist?,” they’d say “no.” That’s one of the reasons I wanted to use the word feminism. [I wanted to] talk to young people, and say, “forget the history of the word and the baggage it carries, and think about the idea of it.”