After several days of watching…and photographing the crashing waves as from Hurricane Bill as it missed our east coast, Kaze and I settled back down to serious writing.
And then yesterday…another kind of wave crashed over us. The New York Times Sunday Magazine was so exciting that we went back to the grocery store and bought six more copies.
The whole magazine is based on a new book by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. The magazine is about what women are facing worldwide…and what women are doing about that.
Kristoff and WuDunn start their article in the magazine with this statement: “The oppression of women worldwide is the human rights cause of our time. And their liberation could help solve many of the world’s problems, from poverty to child mortality to terriorism.”