I was moved to hula hoop to this track which samples from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Tedx talk, We Should All be Feminists.
If you haven't heard the entire talk, here it is:
She's also has another Ted Talk, called The Danger of a Single Story ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html
“We teach girls to shrink themselves,
to make themselves smaller.
We say to girls,
‘You can have ambition,
but not too much.
You should aim to be successful,
but not too successful.
Otherwise you will threaten the man.’
Because I am female,
I am expected to aspire to marriage.
I am expected to make my life choices
always keeping in mind that
marriage is the most important.
Now marriage can be a source of
joy and love and mutual support.
But why do we teach to aspire to marriage
and we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to see each other as competitors –
not for jobs or for accomplishments,
which I think can be a good thing,
but for the attention of men.
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
in the way that boys are.
Feminist: the person who believes in the social,
political and economic equality of the sexes.”
~Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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