I was not worried at all - it had not even occurred to me to be worried, because a man who would be intimidated by me is exactly the kind of man I would have no interest in.
This was a powerful, interesting essay about the concept of and misconceptions surrounding feminism and why ultimately it is a good thing for everyone, not just women.
The word essay gives the impression that this will be some dry, stolid text. Like Adichie, I find classic feminist texts fairly hard-going, but this was a breeze and I finished it in the time it took our IT technician to re-connect my computer to the server at work today. So, about thirty minutes. It neatly encapsulated my own thoughts on feminism and was succinctly argued as well as being very personal to her own experiences.
Feminism means different things to different people, and Adichie sums up perfectly why we shouldn't see feminism as a dirty word but should embrace it for everyone's sake.