Half the Sky - Chapter 4: Rule by Rape Summary & Analysis

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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Kristof and WuDunn learned from surveys that a third of all women worldwide face domestic violence. The WHO reported that 30 - 60% of women in most countries are the victims of sexual violence by intimate partners. Kristof and WuDunn point out that a rape victim is not only injured, she is humiliated. As such, many do not report the crimes. The first sexual experience that many women in developing nations like Ghana and Nigeria have is rape. Women in Bangladesh face retribution for spurning a man’s attention. Kristof and WuDunn write that it has become a common practice in this nation for men to throw sulfuric acid in the faces of women who turned down their sexual overtures.

Kristof and WuDunn write that Woineshet Zebene of Ethiopia lived in a world of sexual predation where kidnapping and rape are the norm...

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