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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide - Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn Some of these stories made me so angry and sick I wanted to get out my Flammenwerfer of Ruinous Wrath and wipe the place clean. I'm so glad women's issues have finally begun to get a bit of attention from the powers that be... mostly because they want economic development to happen. It's not that they really care what happens to women and young girls. But for whatever reason, I'm glad it's finally coming to pass.

I see a time coming very soon when buying sex from a prostitute will be treated as being as serious a crime as rape, which for the most part it actually seems to be. Apparently most prostitutes are forced labor, and usually underaged, as well. Johns of the world, be warned.

I see a time soon when women will have full representation in political life, too. It's not a moment too soon.