I have been collecting data on the news stories about Chimamanda which have been circulating CNN and the web for a little over a week now. You see, when a story gets so pooular, I get a bit uncomfortable and I start to suspect that there is something ‘they’ are distracting us from – this is not a conspiracy theory post so I’ll lay off the accusations; back to my girl Adichie Ngozi.
What’s my take on the matter? First let’s know what the matter is. Chimamanda, in an interview with former first Lady Hillary Clinton was quoted to have said;
“In your Twitter, the first word that describes you is ‘Wife.’ And then I think it’s ‘Mom,’ and then it’s ‘Grandmother,’” Adichie said. And when I saw that, I have to confess that I felt just a little bit upset. And then I went and I looked at your husband’s Twitter account, and the first word was not ‘husband’.”
Before I continue, I have to say that I respect the writer Chimamnda Ngozi Adichie. I think she is one of the more evolved of the human species and the way she thinks is closer to the solution than to the problem – that being said, WHAT?? You were upset?? How e consign you na?
Looking through the writer’s interview with Christina Amanpour, I got to learn that Chimamanda had experienced some things in the past which validated her thought that the world was tipped in favour of men. And seeing as she is so talented and hardworking, she felt that she – as a woman – was worthy of the same praise and rewards and that’s alright – admirable even. Dare I say she is a feminist.
Personally I don’t like to describe myself as a feminist because I think the word has been hijacked by ‘un-woke’ people. I was of the opinion that being a feminist meant that one pushed for equal treatment and recognition of women in comparison to men. However I have to say that mainstream feminism borders on making it look like men are the ‘villains’ who spend all their time oppressing women and the women can’t stand it anymore – let’s just say it feels like a war and I am like the Swiss! I WANT NO PART OF IT!
Back to the matter, I will conclude by saying that I am 100% for women’s rights, along with animal rights and children rights and men’s rights. I believe all living things on this planet deserve fairness. However, when one is seemingly vindictive just because they are treated unfairly, one quickly becomes the thing that they hate and uh… that doesn’t go far in solving any matter does it?
So to all Feminists out there, I get that the world has been tipped in favor of the masculine gender, but the reality of gender balance is one that will be achieved through brains… Not fists.