Monday, March 8, 2010

The Solution

(In response to Laurel's comment below, I figured I would create a post.)
Lately, I've been engrossed in the book, Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Kristof (a NYTimes columnist and humanitarian) came to speak in Baltimore about a month ago, and his words were so moving that I couldn't help but buy his book. I encourage everybody to read it. Kristof writes a sincere and touching piece of journalism that possibly holds the answer to most of this generation's global, economic, social and political problems: Women.
"Women aren't the problem, they are the solution."

If you've already read this book, there are a couple others that are written by another inspiring individual who has spent most of his life advocating for women in South Asia and the Middle East. Greg Mortenson has made a household name for himself, but if you haven't had the opportunity to read his books, YOU MUST!

Too often, we promote celebrities or politicians as the heroes of today. However, we often fail to see the individuals who have risked their lives day in and day out to selflessly promote peace and equality in this world.
I hope you take the opportunity to read either one or all of these books!

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