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Every 16-Year-Old In Sweden Will Read Chimamanda Adichie's "We Should All Be Feminists"

"I hope that the 16-year-olds that will read this book in Sweden will also decide that they’re feminists."

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“When I was 16 I don’t think I knew what the word ‘feminist’ meant. I don’t think I knew the word at all. But I was a feminist," Adichie said in a video she made for the high schoolers.

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Clara Berglund, the chair of the Swedish Women’s Lobby, said she's excited for the high schoolers to read We Should All Be Feminists:

"This is the book I would have wanted to get for all the guys in my class when I was 16 years old. That is why it is so important that we contribute to this project. It is a gift to all students in grades two, but also a gift to ourselves and to future generations."

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Krystie Yandoli is an entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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