Chimamanda Adichie: I Want Women Treated The Same As Those With A “Penis”


Nigerian born award winning novelist Chimamanda Adichie has said she wishes the world gets to a point where feminism won’t be an issue.

She said she wants women to be treated equally with the same privileges as the men folk. Adichie stated that her aim for feminism drive was to ensure that marriages change for good, and that women are treated same as “someone who has penis.”

Speaking with The Guardian of London, the novelist noted that having a feminist label attached to her has changed things.

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‘I think it’s a good thing. I want a world in which we no longer need feminism, because men and women will be equal. And if we’re going to get that world, we need to have as many people as possible on board.’

 “I was opened to a certain level of hostility that I hadn’t experienced before as a writer and public figure.”

Speaking about her new book “We Should All Be Feminists” being shared to all 16 Year olds in Sweden. Adichie said:

‘I felt bad for the poor kids! No, I was pleasantly surprised. I got a report recently with feedback after the kids had read it, and I was really pleased at some of the letters — boys who said, ‘Now I know that a feminist isn’t somebody who hates men, and now I’m going to call myself a feminist and I’m going to try to change my society.’’

The award-wining writer recounted her encounter with a young male admirer during an official outing in Nigeria.

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Adichie said,

 “I used to love you. I’ve read all your books. But since you started this whole feminism thing, and since you started to talk about this gay thing, I’m just not sure about you any more. How do you intend to keep the love of people like me?”

In her response, she told the man, “Keep your love, because, sadly, while I love to be loved, I will not accept your love if it comes with these”