Prominent Nigerian author and feminism activist Chimamanda Adichie, who sat for an interview with Esquire Uk editor-in-chief Alex Bilmes revealed that she is more infuriated about sexism than racism.
Chimamanda has been renowned for been direct about her feminism point of view since she commenced her writing career in the United States, the Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow sun writer mentioned that she thoroughly dislikes the ideology of sexism and double standard that is usually agitated towards women.
During the interview, Alex Bilmes asked the feminism spokeswoman:
“You say that you are angrier about sexism than you are about racism.”
Then she replied:
“I said that because in my own very personal space, the people I love, the people I’m close to, my family, my freinds all get race. So, I’ve never with them had to make a case for why something was racist.
So, I’m in my circle of friends – White people, Black people, Asian people, Hispanic people – and something happens to do with blackness and immediately we all get it.
But with gender, I find, that with the people I love, I’m constantly being expected to make the case – the ways in which women are reduced, the ways in which authority in a woman is judged much more differently than authority in a man. And I find I’m constantly being asked by the people that I love – so I’m not talking about sort of, you know, anonymous people – to make that case. And it gets emotionally exhausting because I dont feel that I have the kind of effortless support that I have when I talk about race.”
watch the full the interview below: