viernes, 11 de diciembre de 2015

"We Should All Be Feminists", by Chimmamanda Ngozi Adichie

All the Swedish students who are 16 years old  (second grade high school students) are getting a copy of this book these days - confirmed by our Swedish colleagues at Tibble Gymnasium - and they will be discussing its message at school.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian novelist who, in 2013, gave a talk at TED Talks about the importance of being a feminist and about the difficulties it involved. This talk became viral and, eventually, she wrote the book.

This is the talk that started it all. Click on the closed captions (CC) to get the subtitles in English

 And this is the talk with subtitles in Spanish

Optional homework assignment: 

I would like to know what you think about the following topics in relation to this talk:

  • do you agree with Chimamanda´s message?
  • what is a "feminist" for you?
  • have you ever been called "feminist" as an insult?
  • in your view, would it be a good idea to give this book to all 4th-ESO students and talk about it at school? Why? 
  • has your point of view about feminists changed after watching this video?
If you would like to learn a little bit more about Chimamanda, click here and you can hear her talk explaining how and why she became a writer.

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