Sex Roles (2011) 65:285–287 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-9954-z BOOK REVIEW Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. By Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. 320 pp. $27.95 ISBN: 978-0-307-26714-6 Janice D. Yoder Published online: 4 March 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 Kristof and WuDunn, both Pulitzer Prize winning the general sentiments of his classmates when he described journalists, expertly blend inspiring case studies with the emotional roller coaster he rode while reading this jarring and well researched statistics to examine the book: “I felt anger, despair, guilt, concern, shock, and global issues of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, ultimately hope for a better world. The book provides eye gender-based violence against girls and women, and opening accounts of the suffering women endure each and maternal health. For example, they begin their explora- every day.” Thus Kristof and WuDunn build a case that is tion of the simple query, “Whydowomen diein compelling to both the reader’s heart and head in support of childbirth?” (Chapter 7), with the virtually unimaginable their wish list for three campaigns designed to empower case of 24-year-old Prudence, a Cameroonian woman, women and to reduce poverty worldwide: fund
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