Book Review of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
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After wanting to read this book for three years, and since I have read over 55 books on human trafficking, there was sadly nothing new for me to learn in here, but I ALWAYS love to learn personal stories and accounts of people in general. It is important that we hear out people and the suffering they have endured, and this book is certainly one that covers it all, but sometimes it seemed politically preachy.

This book covers things from human trafficking, rapes, oppression and abuses of various sorts that women in more poverty stricken nations endure, micro-loans and ways that they might overcome certain issues, the way women are treated by men in many cultures in general, female genital mutilation, and more. It had good information and told of people who are helping out and who have overcome their own struggles. I give it 2.5 stars though because at times it didn't hold my attention.

In case you are wondering what "Half the sky" means, it was actually coined by Mao. . .which this book makes seem like he did a great thing for women while he oppressed and killed millions of his own people (the most bloody leader to ever live). Go figure.

Now I can also watch the documentary as well.