Showing posts from May, 2013

3 women and Half the Sky

The three women in Cleveland who were abducted and endured years of isolation, rape, beatings, and more have incited widespread sympathy, but how many people are aware of the NRA vendor who sells a shooting target that is "your ex-girlfriend"? And how many people understand the larger issue of violence against women, especially as religion impacts it? Upon reflection, anyone with a mind should see the obvious connection between worship of a male-only God and worldwide abuse of females. What can we do?   We can be aware. To that end, I post again the following, which I posted in March of 2012: Half  the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn has more practical suggestions for transforming the world than any other book I know. It is painful to read. The first chapters are so packed with excruciating information, “the brutality inflicted routinely on women and girls in much of the world,” I could stand