Rule by Rape (Half the Sky Chap. 4) #sjbc

1366131460.jpg

This post is part of the April Social Justice Book Club. This week we are discussing Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.Conversation Questions for Chapter Four:“In many poor countries, the problem is not so much individual thugs but an entire culture of sexual predation.”Discuss the successful efforts of Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association and Equality Now in working to change the laws and the cul … [Read more...]

The New Abolitionists (Half the Sky Chap. 3) #sjbc

1366127872.jpg

This post is part of the April Social Justice Book Club. This week we are discussing Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.The above video is about the New Abolitionist Movement student group at the University of Dayton.Conversation Questions for Chapter Three:The reign of terror in Kasturba Nagar by Akku Yadav is almost unbearable to read. It is hard to imagine this type of abuse of an entire community in our day … [Read more...]

Prostitution is the Absence of Choice (Half the Sky Chap. 2) #sjbc

1366048192.jpg

This post is part of the April Social Justice Book Club. This week we are discussing Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.Conversation Questions for Chapter Two:The authors discuss the evolution of their thoughts regarding how best to deal with forced prostitution and child prostitution........legalize and regulate vs. prohibition. Before reading this book, what were your thoughts on preventing/reducing … [Read more...]

Emancipating Twenty-First-Century Slaves (Half the Sky Chap. 1) #sjbc

1366048061.jpg

This post is part of the April Social Justice Book Club. This week we are discussing Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.Conversation Questions for Chapter One:The authors list the reasons for the rise of sex slavery as the fall of communism, globalization, and AIDS. Were you aware that sexual slavery exists today? Would you add anything to this list? Were you surprised by any of these reasons?“In a t … [Read more...]

The Girl Effect (Half the Sky Intro) #sjbc

1366047984.jpg

This post is part of the April Social Justice Book Club. This week we are discussing Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.The above video is from the organization The Girl Effect.Conversation Questions for the Introduction: Had you ever heard of The Girl Effect before reading the Introduction? “Less than 1% of U.S. foreign aid is specifically targeted to women and girls.” In light of the statistics chr … [Read more...]

Women are Not The Problem, They are the Solution #sjbc

1365962082.jpg

Welcome to the April Social Justice Book Club. This week we will be discussing Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.Half The Sky focuses us on how helping women around the world can have a striking impact on human well-being. The video above is from a documentary inspired by the book and will give you a taste for what we will be discussing this week (we will have other videos throughout the week).Whether you have … [Read more...]

Social Justice Book Club April 2013: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

HTS-book-cover-200-300

We will be kicking off our Social Justice Book Club with Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.The April Social Justice Book Club will take place the week of April 14-20.Sue Halpern said the following in her review of Hall The Sky in The New York Review of Books: "...he and WuDunn are very clear that they have not written Half the Sky simply to document the condition of child brides in Ethiopia and girls forced into … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X