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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide


Two Pulitzer Prize winners issue a call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women in the developing ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750

Finally, the truth...and the facts that back it up

by Henk on Oct 27, 2011

Investigative writing at its finest. Although the stories are sometimes very disturbing, we need to hear them. This is not just a chronicle of women's plight, far from it. It's actually a testament to the human spirit, as we see over and over again how women rise up from their tragic conditions and ... More

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by Shirley K on Mar 10, 2011

Already a classic, the authors give an excellent overview of issues women worldwide face as the 'lesser' of the genders. It's time for women and men to learn and act on behalf of their suffering isters. More


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by VaterOlsen on Aug 23, 2010

I was pleasantly surprised by this book in that it provided more critical analysis than I anticipated. Not only does the book have personal anecdotes that illustrate the issues affecting women around the word, it includes both successes and failures and a healthy amount of skepticism about outsider ... More


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by Athens46 on Jan 21, 2010

Women and men alike should read this book. Women because it shows the strength in us we always knew we had. Men because it supports the fact that, behind every successful man is a good woman. The strength and character of these amazing women is something that we should all consider. In this economy ... More

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