Half the Sky - Chapter 3: Learning to Speak Up Summary & Analysis

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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Kristof and WuDunn have learned that one of the reasons so many girls are trafficked is that they don’t fight back. In many of these developing countries, girls are raised to be subservient to men. The abuse of trafficking and forced prostitution will continue if women allow it to. Traffickers prey on poor, uneducated peasant girls who are less likely to take up for themselves.

Kristof and WuDunn writes about the slums of Kasturba Nagar. The ditches reek and are filled with sewage. The Dalits – or Untouchables – are the residents and live under extremely impoverished conditions. Kristof and WuDunn learned of a young woman who lived there named Usha Narayane who was able to surpass expectations and thrive. Her parents had some education and were determined that their children would have bright futures. All five of the children in...

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