“We spend too much time teaching girls to worry about what boys think of them. But the reverse is not the case. We don’t teach boys to care about being likable. We spend too much time telling girls that they cannot be angry or aggressive or tough, which is bad enough, but then we turn around and either praise or excuse men for the same reasons. All over the world, there are so many magazine articles and books telling women what to do, how to be and not to be, in order to attract or please men. There are far fewer guides for men about pleasing women.”
Sometimes I just like a short read…
We Should All Be Feminists is a printed publication of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s brilliant and poignant Ted talk on feminism. It’s excellent, and you can wattch the original talk here.