Half the sky
by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, and Nicholas D Kristof
Half the sky
by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, and Nicholas D Kristof
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Mike Little Mike Little recommended:
Cntains some of the most disgusting, frightening, and unbelievable stories I have ever encountered and is PG-18 for sure. I cannot believe the extent to which people commit atrocities on this earth, to this very day. Reading this book makes me want to beat half the men on this earth with a stick.<br/><br/>The first half deals with all the trauma and sadness and reality of how women are second class citizens almost worldwide. The second half is a lot more positive and shows how much progress has been made, albeit often anecdotally.<br/><br/>If you're lazy and don't want to read it, know this: one of the top five ways to turn this world around is to allow women to be educated. The book says it is number one, but they're biased Americans with a secular worldview.<br/><br/>Lastly, from my days of teaching I always knew girls were far better students, but funnily, girls don't seem to perform better than boys in life (in my limited experience). Perhaps there is more to female education (and their lives) than meets the eye. Perhaps one day I will return to teaching and tell you what it is...
Mike Little Mike Little recommended:
Cntains some of the most disgusting, frightening, and unbelievable stories I have ever encountered and is PG-18 for sure. I cannot believe the extent to which people commit atrocities on this earth, to this very day. Reading this book makes me want to beat half the men on this earth with a stick.<br/><br/>The first half deals with all the trauma and sadness and reality of how women are second class citizens almost worldwide. The second half is a lot more positive and shows how much progress has been made, albeit often anecdotally.<br/><br/>If you're lazy and don't want to read it, know this: one of the top five ways to turn this world around is to allow women to be educated. The book says it is number one, but they're biased Americans with a secular worldview.<br/><br/>Lastly, from my days of teaching I always knew girls were far better students, but funnily, girls don't seem to perform better than boys in life (in my limited experience). Perhaps there is more to female education (and their lives) than meets the eye. Perhaps one day I will return to teaching and tell you what it is...
Sarah Child Sarah Child recommended:
The statistics may be outdated in 2017 but still a worthwhile read. The book examines different forms of oppression experienced by women around the world and transformation efforts to turn oppression into opportunity