Chimamanda Adichie has once again sparked up controversial feminist conversations with her recent utterances. This happened at the PEN World Voices Festival lecture at the Cooper Union in Manhattan this past weekend where Chimamanda was given the opportunity to interview Hilary Clinton.
According to Jezebel, her words went thus,
“In your Twitter account, the first word that describes you is ‘Wife.’ And then I think it’s ‘Mom,’ and then it’s ‘Grandmother,’” Adichie said. “And when I saw that, I have to confess that I felt just a little bit upset. And then I went and I looked at your husband’s Twitter account, and the first word was not ‘husband.’” (Bill Clinton’s Twitter bio leads with, ‘Founder, Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States,’ for interested parties.)
Hilary replied in what was considered comic “When you put it like that, I’m going to change it,” In trying to explain her reason for it, she stressed that what she was trying to achieve, was letting women know the importance of celebrating relationships among other achievements.
A lot of people have come out to attack Chimamanda for taking her feminism to the brim. Do you think she is overdoing it? Do you agree with her? Share your thoughts below.