July 16, 2018

Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘upset’ over Hillary Clinton’s ‘wife’ bio (PremiumTimes)

Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘upset’ over Hillary Clinton’s ‘wife’ bio (PremiumTimes)

Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, is in the news again for her feminist views for being `upset’ by former US Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton’s usage of `wife’ on her Twitter bio.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adichie, who is a renowned feminist campaign for the equality of male and female genders, asked the question at a PEN World Voices Festival lecture.

She stirred controversy when she said that Hillary Clinton seemed to describe herself as a function of her husband, Bill Clinton.

Reacting to the interview, some Nigerians felt she took her feminism too far, adding that the question was intrusive and Hillary has a choice on her view on being addressed as a ‘Wife’.

Meanwhile, some others argued that the question was necessary for women to understand that they have to celebrate their achievements, not just on the home front, just like men. Read more

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