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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is also Spartacus

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IamalsoSpartacus Fri 10-Mar-17 19:22:11

She's just been interviewed on C4 news and has said essentially the same as Jenni Murray.

LaughterisGoodMedicine Fri 10-Mar-17 19:26:52


ladyballs Fri 10-Mar-17 19:27:46


Datun Fri 10-Mar-17 19:27:54

What did she say?

AnyFucker Fri 10-Mar-17 19:28:22

I saw

conkercola Fri 10-Mar-17 19:28:38

I was cheering at the TV smile

AnyFucker Fri 10-Mar-17 19:28:46



MsUnderstanding Fri 10-Mar-17 19:29:20

I just watched. She's a legend.

AnyFucker Fri 10-Mar-17 19:30:40

Let's hope these two high profile women saying this stuff to a wide audience helps to start the tide turning

Transwomen are transwomen Hallefuckinglujah

AnyFucker Fri 10-Mar-17 19:32:47

She said transwomen have not lived the experience of women. That they have benefited from male privelige and that transwomen are transwomen.

IamalsoSpartacus Fri 10-Mar-17 19:33:39

I think she also said that gender is a social construct.

conkercola Fri 10-Mar-17 19:34:16

She said "Gender is not biology. Gender is sociology ... transwomen are not the same as woman who've been women 'from the beginning"

Thelilywhite Fri 10-Mar-17 19:44:24

Oh haleluja! Wish I had seen her

woman12345 Fri 10-Mar-17 19:46:08

Beautiful writer too. Every one of her books is brilliant.

MinimumPaymentMaximumBurrito Fri 10-Mar-17 19:46:19

Wow, that's great.

terrylene Fri 10-Mar-17 19:46:33

Ch4+1? We get it on satellite.

Scissorcisters Fri 10-Mar-17 19:48:47


Foldedtshirt Fri 10-Mar-17 19:48:56

She's wonderful anyway. I'd like to say I'm not surprised- but I am because saying the right and obvious thing is dangerous.
Poor Cathy Newman looked petrified.

woman12345 Fri 10-Mar-17 19:52:26

I am because saying the right and obvious thing is dangerous
What times are these. sad

Look at the intelligence of the women speaking up, and look at the vitriol and foolishness on the other side, no contest.

KatherinaMinola Fri 10-Mar-17 19:53:23

Oh excellent.

ageingrunner Fri 10-Mar-17 19:54:24

Brilliant smile

ithakabythesea Fri 10-Mar-17 19:57:20

She is fabulous, I have only read Half of a Yellow Sun, which superb, if harrowing. She came across as so intelligent and dignified. What a woman. I am going to read some more of her books.

EnidColeslaw771 Fri 10-Mar-17 19:57:59

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qumquat Fri 10-Mar-17 20:00:35

That's amazing. I love her; but so many people I love have disappointed me on this issue that I was giving up hope. This is great!

EnidColeslaw771 Fri 10-Mar-17 20:01:00

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