TED | We should all be feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston (transcript)

The Ted-x talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie really encouraged me, as it communicated the need for feminism through clear, relevant and relatable examples and personal stories. Even though her experiences are based in Nigeria, I could relate to several of them as I felt them bubbling in the Indian culture too. Here is a link to her speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc

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(This is a personal transcript. I take responsibility for all typos. The symbol “[–]” simply indicates African names and references unfamiliar to me.)

So I would like to start by telling you about one of my greatest friends, [–]. [–] lived on my street and looked after me like a big brother. If I liked a boy, I would ask [–]’s opinion. [–] died in the notorious [–] plane crash in Nigeria in December of 2005, almost exactly 7 years ago. [–] was a person I could argue with, laugh with and truly talk to. He was also the first person to call me a feminist. I was about 14, we were in his house, arguing, both of us bristling with half-bit knowledge from books that we had read. I don’t remember what this particular argument was about, but I remember that as I argued and argued, [–] looked at me…

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