Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions

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Synopsis

From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today – written as a letter to a friend.

I have some suggestions for how to raise Chizalum. But remember that you might do all the things I suggest, and she will still turn out to be different from what you hoped, because sometimes life just does its thing. What matters is that you try.

In We Should All be Feminists, her eloquently argued and much admired essay of 2014, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie proposed that if we want a fairer world we need to raise our sons and daughters differently. Here, in this remarkable new book, Adichie replies by letter to a friend’s request for help on how to bring up her newborn baby girl as a feminist. With its fifteen pieces of practical advice it goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century.

Chapters

  • Opening Credits

    Duration: 39s
  • Introduction

    Duration: 01min
  • Letter

    Duration: 02min
  • First Suggestion: Be A Full Person

    Duration: 03min
  • Second Suggestion: Do It Together

    Duration: 02min
  • Third Suggestion: Teach Her That The Idea Of Gender Roles Is Absolute Nonsense

    Duration: 06min
  • Fourth Suggestion: Beware The Danger Of What I Call Feminism Light

    Duration: 04min
  • Fifth Suggestion: Teach Chizalum To Read

    Duration: 01min
  • Sixth Suggestion: Teach Her To Question Language

    Duration: 04min
  • Seventh Suggestion: Never Speak Of Marriage As An Achievement

    Duration: 06min
  • Eighth Suggestion: Teach Her To Reject Likability

    Duration: 02min
  • Ninth Suggestion: Give Chizalum A Sense Of Identity

    Duration: 02min
  • Tenth Suggestion: Be Deliberate About How You Engage With Her And Her Appearance

    Duration: 06min
  • Eleventh Suggestion: Teach Her To Question Our Culture's Selective Use Of Biology As Reasons For Social Norms

    Duration: 02min
  • Twelfth Suggestion: Talk About Sex And Start Early

    Duration: 04min
  • Thriteenth Suggestion: Romance Will Happen, So Be On Board

    Duration: 04min
  • Fourteenth Suggestion: In Teaching Her About Oppression, Be Careful Not To Turn The Opressed Into Saints

    Duration: 01min
  • Fifthteenth Suggestion: Teach Her About Difference

    Duration: 02min
  • Ending Credits

    Duration: 40s