Summary 2 (Girl Effect)

Summary 2 (Girl Effect) - 1 Elise Kim ENGL 101 Fritz...

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1 Elise Kim ENGL 101 Fritz September 23, 2010 The Moral Obstacle of the 21 st Century In “The Girl Effect”, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn assert that the inferiority of women is present everywhere to recruit people to join their movement to improve the lives of women and fight global poverty. For example, Kristof and WuDunn begin their passage by telling the tragic story of Srey Rath, a Cambodian teenager who was sold to traffickers in Malaysia. She was forced to become a prostitute, and it was difficult for her to escape. Additionally, the inferiority of women is depicted when an Afghan man chooses to treat his ill son instead of his ill wife because his son is “indispensable treasure” and his “wife is replaceable” (xvi). Their experience with this kind of attitude illustrates the dehumanization of women. Kristof and WuDunn emphasize that the 21 st century’s “paramount moral challenge [is] the struggle for gender equality around the world” (xvii). Statistics have shown that there have been more killings of
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