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Trevor Noah reveals who inspired him to publicly identify as a feminist

By WITW Staff on September 28, 2017

Daily Show host Trevor Noah has no issue letting the world know that he is a proud feminist, and he credits Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for inspiring him to publicly label himself that way. In an interview with Glamour magazine, the 33-year-old comic also credited some of his female family members for his feminist beliefs. “Without a doubt, that’s because of my mom. My aunt, grandmother. Most of my teachers were female in school. I grew up in a world where authority was female,” said Noah, who nevertheless did not call himself a feminist until recently.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Writer on ‘How To Raise A Feminist’ at the 2017 Women In The World Summit in New York City; 4/5/2017

“I never thought to call myself a feminist because of branding,” he explained. “I had this skewed idea of feminist: I thought it meant being a woman who hates men. When I read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists, I was like, ‘Oh, this is what my mom taught me. This is simple. I don’t understand why everybody is not this.’” Welcome to the club, Trevor!

Read the full story at HuffPost.


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