Celebrated Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s submission at the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality sparked a bit of debate among women who thought should have made this known to the world at an earlier time.
Chimamanda for the first time talked about how she was sexually harassed by a male she was seeking help from to promote her book at age 17. She threw more light on the topic in an interview with Christiane Amanpour on CNN. She said she visited said man in his office for assistance, only for him to slip his hands into her brassiere and grab her boobs (Breast).
Well, thank God for ‘Me Too’ Movement which has become so prominent in the recent months as stories of women are now being given attention. Chimamanda added that she has been a feminist from infancy because she believed the world didn’t treat women and men the same. But, the ‘Me Too’ movement has arrived at the right moment.
For gay rights, Chimamanda mentioned some of the traumas gay people in her home country, Nigeria go through because it hasn’t been legalized. And, it is sad this is happening at this time, however, she is hopeful of a bright future where equal rights will exist.
Watch her interview below:
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