I have in the past struggled with the word feminist, struggled with identifying myself as one. It is a dirty word to much of the world. It means man-hater, lesbian, b!*¢#. Yet to be a feminist is none of those things, it simply means someone who fights for equality for both genders.
Adichie has expressed just that in this inspiring speech turned essay. Through the cultural lens of a Nigerian woman she examines what it means to be a feminist in the truest sense of the word and why it is important for not just women, but for men too.