Camille Tesch's Reviews > Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof
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I was both very moved and angered by this book. The book itself didn't anger me, but the poor and violent treatment of women around the world makes me cringe. It's estimated that more women are sold into slavery (as prostitutes and as domestic workers) each year now than were sold in the African slave trade each year.

I think this is an important, if sometimes uncomfortable, book to read. These are problems that affect all of humanity. The authors do a good job of describing the problems that exist, and the barriers that exist to solving the problems. It was refreshing that the authors also tried to address what an individual can do. It moves you to action.
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