Nicholas D. Kristof




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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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Nicholas D. Kristof Sheryl and I deliberately wrote as a couple about women's rights for two reasons. First, we think that if it's only women writing about the issue, the…moreSheryl and I deliberately wrote as a couple about women's rights for two reasons. First, we think that if it's only women writing about the issue, the topic is immediately marginalized. Not fair, but true. Second, women's rights are human rights: civil rights weren't just a black issue, the Holocaust wasn't just a Jewish issue, and oppression of any group is a basic human rights concern for all of us. So we thought that it helped to have us address the issue as a team. But frankly, we also like doing things together. That's why we wrote A Path Appears together. That's why we're on vacation together right now. That's why we're married and have three kids together!(less)
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Three bits of advice:
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3. Edit, edit, edit.
In other words, writing is hard work. It comes through practice, through gaining an ear for language and then endlessly rewriting drafts. (less)
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“More girls were killed in the last 50 years, precisely because they were girls, than men killed in all the wars in the 20th century. More girls are killed in this routine gendercide in any one decade than people were slaughtered in all the genocides of the 20th century.

The equivalent of 5 jumbo jets worth of women die in labor each day... life time risk of maternal death is 1,000x higher in a poor country than in the west. That should be an international scandal.”
Nicholas D. Kristof, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

“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.”
Nicholas D. Kristof, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

“When anesthesia was developed, it was for many decades routinely withheld from women giving birth, since women were "supposed" to suffer. One of the few societies to take a contrary view was the Huichol tribe in Mexico. The Huichol believed that the pain of childbirth should be shared, so the mother would hold on to a string tied to her husband's testicles. With each painful contraction, she would give the string a yank so that the man could share the burden. Surely if such a mechanism were more widespread, injuries in childbirth would garner more attention.”
Nicholas D. Kristof, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide




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