I take it Chimamanda spend most of Yonce’s check and is really to spill all the tea…. She did not sugar coat nothing in this interview. In the interview Chimamanda mad valid points and does not come off as a “hater”. Good luck to this young lady dealing with the batty Beyhives.
A portion of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk We Should All Be Feminists was sampled on a Beyoncé track,. Adichie held back on the subject for so long that people apparently questioned if Beyoncé had even asked permission to use her words.
The author, who won the National Book Critics Circle Award for her 2013 novel “Americanah,” admits she was exposed to an entirely new audience because of the sample, but also knows that she was doing just fine reaching people before that.
Her style is not my style, but I do find it interesting that she takes a stand in political and social issues, since a few years. She portrays a woman who is in charge of her own destiny, who does her own thing, and she has girl power. I am very taken with that.
Still, her type of feminism is not mine, as it is the kind that, at the same time, gives quite a lot of space to the necessity of men. I think men are lovely, but I don’t think that women should relate everything they do to men: did he hurt me, do I forgive him, did he put a ring on my finger? We women are so conditioned to relate everything to men. Put a group of women together and the conversation will eventually be about men. Put a group of men together and they will not talk about women at all, they will just talk about their own stuff. We women should spend about 20% of our time on men, because it’s fun, but otherwise we should also be talking about our own stuff.