Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has asked Hilary Clinton why her Twitter bio begins with ‘wife’, rather than her career achievements. The two were talking at a PEN World Voices Festival lecture at the Cooper Union in Manhattan this weekend.
“In your Twitter account, the first word that describes you is ‘Wife.’ And then I think it’s ‘Mom,’ and then it’s ‘Grandmother,’” Adichie said. “And when I saw that, I have to confess that I felt just a little bit upset. And then I went and I looked at your husband’s Twitter account, and the first word was not ‘husband’.”