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"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away." —Bee Gees

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Smart, sharp, and unexpectedly humorous. Some parts seem a bit simplistic or generalized due to the short format, and it would be interesting to see them expanded within a full length book.

My favorite quote:

"I know a family who has a son and a daughter, a year apart in age, both brilliant at school. When the boy is hungry, the parents say to the girl, Go and cook Indomie noodles for your brother. The girl doesn't like to cook Indomie, but she is a girl and she has to. What if the parents, from the beginning, taught both children to cook Indomie?

First of all, did you know that Indonesian instant noodle brand Indomie is a household name in Nigeria, the author's home country, just as it is in Indonesia? Second of all, cooking Indomie is the easiest thing in the world, both boys and girls should be able to do it.