Gender in Art
Women in Art is not just a girly thing
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about how feminism is misinterpreted and made to look like something which shouldn’t be supported. In this TedTalk, she says “Gender matters, the way men and women experience the world is absolutely different. Our culture and where we come from has a unique way of defining how we conduct ourselves, we start aligning our actions to match our culture- while not realising that this very act is what is pushing us away from our goal of living in a gender neutral world. Culture was built by people and not the other way around, and following this simple logic it is time for us to change the culture by having more discourses on the pressing issues of society.
“Culture does not make people, people make culture” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichiehttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/culture-doesnt-make-people-saadhika-chhabra
Adichie says this phrase points out something we tend to forget. We have the power to modify the way we live, and the way other people live.” Being a feminist is supporting #Equality . It is not about promoting female rights over male rights. This misconception about feminism is a popular one, which needs to be changed in order for this to become a collective movement. Living in a feminist world does not only mean living in a world where women can voice themselves, but one in which both men and women are striving for Equal Opportunity and where no-one ever has to apologise for being “too feminine” or “too masculine”. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages and has appeared in many publications