“We Should All Be Feminists” TedTalk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: https://www.y
“We Should All Be Feminists” TedTalk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc
3. Who is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie? What is she known for? What has she done? What is her background? Provide 3 points of information about her.
NOTE: For this question, you need to search her online. Include the links to the information you are using. Paraphrase by drawing out the key points ( please do NOT cut and paste). NOTE: For this answer, you may use point form, but include enough detail so I understand who she is.
4. A) Provide 3 examples of what, according to Adichie, restricts women and 3 examples of what restricts men (6 examples in total). B) Is she missing any gender formation in her analysis? C) How does Adichie’s talk and Alice Munro’s story of “Boys and Girls” relate to one another? What do they share in their analysis of social construction and cultural scripts? Alice Munro story found here: http://www.giuliotortello.it/shortstories/boys_and_girls.pdf
NOTE: In total, question 4 should be between 2-3 pages.
5. A) Adichie is speaking generally about women’s and men’s roles in society, but draws many examples from Nigeria. Provide 3 experiences from her experiences in Nigeria that correlate to another own’s experiences in their home country.
NOTE: to answer this well, briefly describe her experience and their experience. (1 short paragraph each)
B) Based on the reading, “Why Intersectionality Can’t Wait,” discuss Adichie’s position in society as a black woman. (1-2 paragraphs). The reading is found in the Locating Ourselves – Knowledge & Theory section with the other readings for this section.
NOTE: for a question like this, you need to briefly summarize what the article says and then use an example or two from Adichie’s speech to illustrate the points you are drawing from the article.
6. A) Summarize Adichie’s definition of Feminism (1 good, strong paragraph)
B) How does her view of feminism contrast with the idea of biological essentialism?
NOTE: To answer this you need to define biological essentialism before you contrast. (1 paragraph to describe biological essentialism, one paragraph to contrast)
C) How does Adichie’s talk and the reading “The Egg and The Sperm” support one another? (1-2 paragraphs)
NOTE: to answer this, briefly summarize the point of “The Egg and the Sperm.” https://web.stanford.edu/~eckert/PDF/Martin1991.pdf
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