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Nicholas D. Kristof shared a Pulitzer Prize with his wife in 1990 for their coverage for the New York Times of the Tiananmen democracy movement in China. He also coauthored China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power. Kristof has served as Times bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and mostra'n més Tokyo. He lives with his wife in New York City. (Publisher Provided) Nicholas D. Kristof was born on April 27, 1959 in Chicago Illinois. He graduated from Harvard College in 1981 and then won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford, where he studied law and graduated with first class honors. He joined The New York Times in 1984, where he has held numerous positions including correspondent, columnist, bureau chief, and Associate Managing Editor. Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of China's Tiananmen Square democracy movement. He won a second Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for commentary on genocide in Darfur. Kristof and WuDunn have written numerous books including A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity; Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide; Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia, and China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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While I can't say I enjoyed this book (even on a purely structural basis mostly removed from the weighty content), I can neither say that I disliked it. I definitely did not agree with the authors' perspectives on several issues, and their half chapter examples of how individuals had addressed the issues seemed moderately one lensed in someways when Westerners were involved, but I am grateful to them for publishing a book that gives a very accessible description of international problems facing women. Their use of personal stories of the women involved helped keep it from being a collection of overwhelming statistics and instead becoming an emotional even physically wrenching portrait of injustice. Also, their dedication to adding stories of women overcoming these injustices and finding empowerment, kept it from being an unbearably depressing book. Whether you agree with their viewpoint or not, this is an excellent introduction into international women's issues.… (més)
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AngelReadsThings | Hi ha 86 ressenyes més | Jun 5, 2024 |
I'm a huge fan of Kristof and WuDunn, but I found a couple of pieces missing. They acknowledge the solutions were not necessarily perfect, and everything has unintended consequences. Some suggestions were incomplete. I support high compensation for NGO leaders as a reward for high impact, PROVIDED it does not come at the price of low compensation for employees. Some of the NGOs they listed do not pay their interns, which is illegal in DC. Some also offer barely survivable wages. If an organization cannot pay an employee with an advanced degree $75,000 annually for more than 40 hours a week in the DC Metro Area, then the ED does not deserve $300,000 annually.… (més)
 
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tyk314 | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |
I have to agree with Kit Bakke on this book. It is heartbreaking to know what women go through in developing nations, but it is that much more impressive and inspiring when they open up hospitals, start successful businesses, and earn doctoral degrees in their 40s. Feminism is not dead, and in truth, the strides these women make help all human beings.

When Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize last year, I was baffled. For one, he is commanding two very unpopular wars at this moment. For another, these women who have started grassroots movements in their home villages have had to do it with many more obstacles. I understand getting policy passed through Congress is not easy, but politicians are not facing the same dangers as women in war stricken nations trying to go to school, leave abusive families, and vote. I know that the US is not perfect, but I am thankful that I have the right to get an education, to choose a domestic partner who doesn't beat me, and to vote. It is strange to think that suffrage for women is not even 100 years old yet.

There is a portion of the book with which I do not agree and cannot easily comprehend Kristof's and WuDunn's view. The Axis of Equality chapter suggests that supporting sweatshop labor is a necessity to help developing nations. Perhaps this is how western nations developed during movements like the Industrial Revolution, but the problem is that the US is losing so many job opportunities to India, China, and South America. I understand the need to support rural labor, but I believe that the US is in dire need of job creation and exports.

Unrelated, but I was very happy to have him sign my book.
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tyk314 | Hi ha 86 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |
I'm a huge fan of Kristof and WuDunn, but I found a couple of pieces missing. They acknowledge the solutions were not necessarily perfect, and everything has unintended consequences. Some suggestions were incomplete. I support high compensation for NGO leaders as a reward for high impact, PROVIDED it does not come at the price of low compensation for employees. Some of the NGOs they listed do not pay their interns, which is illegal in DC. Some also offer barely survivable wages. If an organization cannot pay an employee with an advanced degree $75,000 annually for more than 40 hours a week in the DC Metro Area, then the ED does not deserve $300,000 annually.… (més)
 
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tyk314 | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |

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