Half the Sky

Half the Sky Read Half The Sky Nicholas D Kristof Horsebackridingnewjersey.us From Two Of Our Most Fiercely Moral Voices, A Passionate Call To Arms Against Our Era S Most Pervasive Human Rights Violation The Oppression Of Women And Girls In The Developing World.From Two Of Our Most Fiercely Moral Voices, A Passionate Call To Arms Against Our Era S Most Pervasive Human Rights Violation The Oppression Of Women And Girls In The Developing World.With Pulitzer Prize Winners Nicholas D Kristof And Sheryl WuDunn As Our Guides, We Undertake An Odyssey Through Africa And Asia To Meet The Extraordinary Women Struggling There, Among Them A Cambodian Teenager Sold Into Sex Slavery And An Ethiopian Woman Who Suffered Devastating Injuries In Childbirth Drawing On The Breadth Of Their Combined Reporting Experience, Kristof And WuDunn Depict Our World With Anger, Sadness, Clarity, And, Ultimately, Hope.They Show How A Little Help Can Transform The Lives Of Women And Girls Abroad That Cambodian Girl Eventually Escaped From Her Brothel And, With Assistance From An Aid Group, Built A Thriving Retail Business That Supports Her Family The Ethiopian Woman Had Her Injuries Repaired And In Time Became A Surgeon A Zimbabwean Mother Of Five, Counseled To Return To School, Earned Her Doctorate And Became An Expert On AIDS.Through These Stories, Kristof And WuDunn Help Us See That The Key To Economic Progress Lies In Unleashing Women S Potential They Make Clear How So Many People Have Helped To Do Just That, And How We Can Each Do Our Part Throughout Much Of The World, The Greatest Unexploited Economic Resource Is The Female Half Of The Population Countries Such As China Have Prospered Precisely Because They Emancipated Women And Brought Them Into The Formal Economy Unleashing That Process Globally Is Not Only The Right Thing To Do It S Also The Best Strategy For Fighting Poverty.Deeply Felt, Pragmatic, And Inspirational, Half The Sky Is Essential Reading For Every Global Citizen.

Nicholas Donabet Kristof is an American journalist, author, op ed columnist, and a winner of two Pulitzer Prizes He has written an op ed column for The New York Times since November 2001 and is widely known for bringing to light human rights abuses in Asia and Africa, such as human trafficking and the Darfur conflict He has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to 150 countries Nicholas Donabet Kristof is an American journalist, author, op ed columnist, and a winner of two Pulitzer Prizes He has written an op ed column for The New York Times since November 2001 and is widely known for bringing to light human rights abuses in Asia and Africa, such as human trafficking and the Darfur conflict He has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to 150 countries and all 50 states According to his blog, during his travels he has had unpleasant experiences with malaria, wars, an Indonesian mob carrying heads on pikes, and an African airplane crash

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  • Hardcover
  • 294 pages
  • Half the Sky
  • Nicholas D. Kristof
  • English
  • 06 December 2017
  • 0307267148

10 thoughts on “Half the Sky

  1. says:

    I heard a number of people rave about this book, so I was excited to read it By the time I was finished with the first two chapters, I was left with an uncomfortable, almost icky, feeling Not from the subject matter which is disturbing but a topic I have read about extensively , but from the tone of the writing I kept reading, thinking it would get better But soon the book and the uncomfortable feeling became worse, and I started to be able to name the source of the ickiness and my overall I heard a number of people rave about this b...

  2. says:

    I think what I want the most this year is for everyone I know to read this book I don t really know what to say about it, except that it is exactly what it should be It s hard to even think for too long about how purposeful and smart Kristof and WuDunn were in structuring and presenting the information they included here because it obviously represents a lifetime of research and investigation, but it comes off as though they re telling campfire stories I don t mean to be disrespectful in desc I think what I want the most this year is for everyone I know to read this book I don t really know what to say about it, except that it is exactly what it should be It s hard to even think for too long about how purposeful and smart Kristof and WuDunn were in structuring and presenting the information they included here because it obviously represents a lifetime of research and investigation, but it comes off as though they re telling campfire stories I don t mean to be disrespectful in describing it that way, and they certainly weren t I just mean that all of the heroes in this book are very vivid to me, and I want to meet them all and do anything I can for them I don t think I m exaggerating when I say I care about human rights for women and girlsthan anything else in the entire world If nothing else, this book is a wonderful resource for information and direction on these issues, but it really is both a storybook a...

  3. says:

    Seeing the amount of praise given this book by progressives and conservatives alike, it seems like smug and self righteous really sells Or, perhaps it s that whole journalistic idea if it bleeds, it leads that works to capture the reader s attention Maybe, just maybe, Westerners really know that little about the world outside our borders and the fight for gender equality within and without those borders and this book actually makes them care.While as much as I wish that I could say I liked Seeing the amount of praise given this book by progressives and conservatives alike, it seems like smug and self righteous really sells Or, perhaps it s that whole journalistic idea if it bleeds, it leads that works to capture the reader s attention Maybe, just maybe, Westerners real...

  4. says:

    I found this book to be quite powerful Pulitzer prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn vividly describe the brave plights of women in developing nations in ways that were incredibly eye opening to me While I was aware of the brutal conditions lack of education, demoralization, rape, beatings, sex trafficking, mutilations, and murder of women and young girls going on in parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, I admit I did not fully r...

  5. says:

    Oh my god this is so fucking powerful and sad and eye opening and just go read it right now TW rape and abuse.

  6. says:

    In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery In the twentieth century, it was the battle against totalitarianism We believe that in this century the paramount moral challenge will be the struggle for gender equality around the world When I first heard Nicholas Kristof make this argument at the PIH ...

  7. says:

    I agree with other comments about this book Half the Sky is not meant for those who seek scholarly material about the current state of women throughout the world The authors use heart wrenching stories to describe the reality millions of women experience each day.The reason I gave this book two stars is not because I disagree with the premise of the book or the authors push to radically alter the trajectory of global rights sign me up What frustrated me, and in the end left a sour taste i I agree with other comments about this book Half the Sky is not meant for those who seek scholarly material about the current state of women throughout the world The authors use heart wrenching stories to describe the reality millions of women experience each day.The reason I gave this book two stars is not because I disagree with the premise of the book or the authors push to radically alter the trajectory of global rights sign me up What frustrated me, and in the end left a sour taste in mouth, was Chapter 12 The Axis of Equality In this chapter the authors discuss sweatshop labor in a positiv...

  8. says:

    This was actually a selection for my in person book club a few years back, but I didn t read it at the time, knowing I would be away for that discussion So when it came around as part of a postal book swap, I appreciated the chance to read it.I feel when reading this that I am observing a phenomenon that I m not sure the author s is are aware of It feels like many of the lessons are that you can t just sweep...

  9. says:

    At one point in their book, Half the Sky, Kristof and WuDunn write, There will be less sex trafficking and less rape ifwoman stop turning the other cheek and begin slapping back.WuDunn and Kristof, a married couple, detail much of what are woman s issues in the developing world Their book focuses on sexual trafficking, micro finance, maternal health, as well as religion and education The argument that they put forward is that developing countries need to emancipate women and wome At one point in their book, Half the Sky, Kristof and WuDunn write, There will be less sex trafficking and less rape ifwoman stop turning the other cheek and begin slapping back.WuDunn and Kristof, a married couple, detail much of what are woman s issues in the developing world Their book focuses on sexual trafficking, micro finance, maternal health, as well as religion and education The argument that they put forward is that developing countries need to emancipate women and women need to free themselves so that the country can develop Kristof and WuDunn give a call to arms, not because of guilt, but because it is simply the right thing to do.The thesis of the book is aptly illustrated though several stories of women who have succeeded,...

  10. says:

    Everyone should read this book The stories are present not 10 years ago shocking and inspiring this book is not just about woman s issues, but human issues As the reader, it becomes clear how sexual equality is huge moral struggle today in 2010 around the globe.but many people are beginning to take inspired actions, and we can too.Its a great book to give to our daughters after we rea...

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