Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TEDx talk covers sexism, systems of oppression, masculinity and more and it’s powerful, funny and inspirational. I know 30 minutes seems like a lot, but it doesn’t seem like 30 minutes when you’re watching it.
“We teach girls shame. Close your legs, cover yourself. We make them feel as though being born female they’re already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up – and this is the worst thing we do to girls – they grow up to be women who have turned pretence into an art form.”