A Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse and campaign for women's rights. Reprint. A best-selling book.
When people encounter histories related to slavery in the 18th century, they typically distance themselves from the tales of atrocity with a moral buffer, founded in the bedrock certainty that such abhorrent treatment of humanity is unthinkable in the age of modern enlightenment. But the sad fact is that there are countless cruelties being tolerated in the contemporary world which will cause similar shame to future generations. Violent and open oppression remains ubiquitous to the lives of millions of women around the world, who are subjected to genital mutilations, sex slavery, sanctioned ******, and communal murder. In fact, the global plague of misogyny is so rampant and widespread that it seemingly defies response, for how does one begin to address a problem which is embedded in so many cultures? One might begin by buying this book. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have done the world a tremendous service by collecting examples of astonishing courage and hope from women who not only survived, but triumphed in the face of unspeakable brutality. Perhaps more significantly, the authors focus specifically on what every citizen can do to contribute to the fight against the subjugation of women. It is difficult to conceive of a more essential and benevolent book than Kristof and WuDunn's epic endeavor. Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the 100 Best Books of 2009 and named as one of the top 10 books of 2009 by the Washington Post.
- Political Science, Social Science
- Women's Studies, Political Process / Political Advocacy, Political Freedom + Security / Human Rights
- June 1, 2010
- June 1, 2010
- Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl Wudunn