“Half the Sky,” or Half the Story?

I was disturbed by PBS’s new film, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women. The two-part series is inspired by the 2010 book of the same name written by New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn. Accompanied by high profile celebrities, Kristof takes viewers on a tour of the dangers that women face in the developing world.

What We’re Reading + Watching, July 1-7, 2010

We are prodigious readers and watchers here at WITNESS. And whether we gain access to material via email newsletters and bulletins, Twitter, RSS feeds, or blogs and websites – our staff and interns are also sharing links to these items, often via Twitter.