It’s not every day we get to hear the much ethical writer and author Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie use inappropriate swear words in public conversations.
The award-winning author is a great influential figure in her industry and a role model to many young people across the world, and so has learned to be meticulous with picking her words carefully when speaking at public functions.
But one probably may just have unknowingly slipped off her tongue while speaking at the concluded Equality Now award ceremony held on Wednesday, November 20. While receiving an award at the event, the writer made it clear that she will continue to be one of the vocal voices advocating for equal rights for the female gender around the world.
In her own words, dismantling gender
oppression through feminism is for everyone, regardless of race, age, gender, or nationality.
“I was a feminist long before I knew what the word meant. Not because I read books but because I observed the world around me and saw how women were treated. Sometimes it can feel very lonely trying to prove that sexism exists, that we haven’t achieved basic equality for women around the world. Tonight is an oomph that shows me that it truly matters. I’m going to remember this night when people tell me to shut up. I’m not going to shut the f*ck up!” she said.
Well, we all know that the F-word does a great job at exuding authority and clarity. Chimamanda might just have relied on it to get her message across for what was clearly an emotional moment for her.
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