By Chimamanda Adichie: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestion

Ction book This ticked both boxes and I had a great time reading wise words from my favourite feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie This lady is truly an inspiration to us all and I really felt like I learnt a lot form this honest pen hearted letter to her friend about the best way to raise children to be feminists too There were so many wonderful suggestions fifteen to be exact and I could tell that they all came from the heartAdichie never claims to be an expert in what she talks about but I loved her ideas especially when it came down to choice and euality Children should be able to CHOOSE what they want to play with Boys and girls alike The same applies to clothes shoes activities and dreams Having worked in a kids shoe shop I know I used to cringe when I heard mothers steer their little girls towards the pink sparkly pumps and away from the dinosaurs and train patterns that they claimed were meant for the boys Some girls LIKE dinosaurs and trains I used to see plenty Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro of boys wanting to wear the bright and shiny shoes and THAT S OKAY Let them be a princess if they want to there is nothing beautiful than a child s imagination Mynly niggle was that because it was a letter it included a lot f names and stories that I couldn t fully relate to But I kind f liked that about it too It was a letter that gave me hope and made me smile and that was enough Although I don t believe everything Adichie says which is normal especially when discussing feminism this is another great piece f work by Adichie Sometimes she points ut what I think are Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) obvious but I read and vocalise a lotf my feminism such as gender stereotypes are taught from a young age with boy baby grows in blue and girl baby grows in pink but then she also makes fantastic points like knowledge Boarding House of Hunks of cooking is not pre installed in a vagina Adichie always moves and inspires me to fight fight fight for women s euality I would love now to see a Feminist Manifesto for how to raise the boys My coworker and friend gave me this book when my twin daughters turned 5f a birthday present for me I suppose I read this book in an hour and refer back to it ften reading even a few age appropriate lines to my girls now alomost 8This book is derived from a letter the author f the book Ms Adichie wrote her friend Ijeawele when Ijeawele had her first baby Ijeawele reached Bec (The Demonata, out to her friend for advicen raising her daughter Among the 15 beautifully packaged pieces The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins of advice Ms Adichie gives her friend the following themes resonated with me I ve taken the libertyf paraphrasing in my wn inartful way Be a full person yourself but ask for help when you need itMy interpretation Don t be ashamed to work utside the home Your kid will be fine Raise your child. Feminist Manifesto.

Strong well argued case that s logical and accessible without being a never ending whinge fest Finally a book about feminism that takes in the double standards and sheer wrong headedness f so called progressives in 2017 Adichie calls it Feminism Lite I call it FAUXminism but ur thoughts align n most f the points here I was particularly struck by Adichie s flipping round Our Planet: Our Home of certain assumptions about men and women here especially with reference to marriage being unevenr care giving and the notion mothers can unwittingly diminish fatherhood Most Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 of all I appreciated her commentsn work and motherhood and that fallacy having it all plus the notion women must reject femininity if they embrace feminism Balderdash Yet apparently I wear too much make up to be a real feminist Arf Thoughtful commentary that s a fast read and very enlightening with something for everyone not just feminists IMHO As a dad i was looking into some inspiration to raise my daughter If you are not from the cultural background this book refers to no need to read Boys AND Girls in my household and culture are raised with eual pportunity and for us the arguments in this book are 90% no brainers f course it is Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings okay to look different tother girls and women are not a washingcleaning service 10% is typical for this as feminist writers ften fall f n the ther side f the horse No need to buy and it scares me that so many people are praising this like a new bible whats going n in your families I picked this ne up after reading We Should All Be Feminists and loving it so I definitely thought I needed to give this ne a goI think the main thing I love about this book is that it started A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) off as a letter to her friendn how to raise a feminist daughter the book evolves slightly from that but essentially at it s core it is that letter It s the sort f letter that I wish I was given growing up that I wish everyone is given growing up We aren t asking people to be perfect r non judgemental we re just asking people to have pinions and uestion things and just try to be a little bit better I love the way that Adichie writes there is something that is so effortless and the writing just flowsI especially love the messages in this book about the language we ascribe to fathers helping ut In the End or babysitting please see biggest eye roll from me ever It isne f my biggest hates when fathers say they are babysitting their wn children you cannot babysit your wn child So much f what she writes I relate too and I just want to go and explore the rest f her writing I was n the train home having already finished my first read f the month and a little way through the second but I really wanted to read something short and preferably a non fi. Dear Ijeawele r

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Together with your partner women shouldn t be relegated just to the female rolesMy interpretation You are both eual parents Dad doesn t need a standing vation when he changes a diaper he should be doing this Because you are a girl is never a reason for anything EverNo interpretation needed Teach her to reject likeability Teach her to be brave kind and to stand up for herselfMy interpretation You do you Being kind brave and assertive are not mutually exclusive thingsOverall lots The Age of Treachery of very good advice in an easily readable format This easy to read Manifesto goes straight to the heartf what it means to welcome a feminist into the world As parents it can be difficult to abandon ur misconceptions even when we are aware f the error f ur ways Nonetheless some Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite of us want to avoid passing alongur convoluted thinking and doing and that s the intention Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) of this setf fifteen suggestions to basically help us get ut f When a Man Loves a Woman ourwn way The utline presented almost seems elementary yet in practice as the author notes the work f socializing Keep From Falling our children and most specificallyur girls can be a daunting task Yet Adichie s thorough explanation and accompanying examples easily brings the task Catalogue the Insanity of thoughtful parenting into a spacef functional familiarityI read the book in an hour r so and I appreciated breaking away from the text to excitedly explore the lives f a few impactful women mentioned as exemplars I also paused to feed my stimulated curiosity about the feminist ualities I have possibly instilled in my Shrek own daughter thus far To appease my wonder I asked my daughter what can men dother than the single most bvious thing that women cannot She paused so long while searching for an answer that I had to admit that it was a trick uestion I was thrilled to get so much insight about my teenage daughter s subjectivity from a single uestion exchange I am confident that ther readers will gain personal insight from what I consider a conversation with a friend Now I plan to pass my copy Look Alikes Jr. of the book to my daughter while sharing the practicalityf the text with ther parents who are committed to raising conscientious children Fabulous book I love every book f Chimamanda s and this is no exception Awesome tips for raising feminist kids Shame about the hypocrites down rating this not because Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin of the content because they disagree with her personalpinion I guess every book they ever read in life was by someone who agrees with all their views Reading this feminist manifesto made me realised that my father now 74 was and is still a feministMy father was always the first ne the wake up in the morning by 5 am the latest He will take his torch a broom and sweep the compound Then he will fetch water and store it in In Fifteen Suggesti.

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