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"Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" - PBS Documentary
PBS ^ | 10/02/2012 | PBS Television Documentary

Posted on 10/02/2012 7:56:41 PM PDT by I_Publius

A landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event (check local listings), a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two websites, educational video modules with companion text, a social media campaign supporting over 30 partner NGOs, and an impact assessment plan all inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide was filmed in 10 countries and follows Kristof, WuDunn, and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds — present to us the single most vital opportunity of our time: the opportunity to make a change. All over the world women are seizing this opportunity.

(Excerpt) Read more at pbs.org ...


TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: communism; mao; pbs; women
I was watching this documentary with my wife tonight and kept seeing Progressive women being interviewed about the plight of women around the world. First, I should say that there is truly many sad circumstances for women around the World. Very sickening and shameful. (Fascinating how many live in muslim countries.)

Secondly, I kept hearing a book referenced, titled: "Half the Sky", written by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. I decided to research that phrase, "half the sky", and found it attributed to one of the Left's favorite historical figures, Mao Tse Tung. Communist, wasn't he???

Anyway, I thought I would share this in hopes that others can provide more insight to this organization.

Again, truly shameful what happens to women elsewhere around the world. The women here in the Western world should not complain about how they have no rights here!

http://www.halftheskymovement.org/

1 posted on 10/02/2012 7:56:48 PM PDT by I_Publius
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To: I_Publius

I’m sorry. I was done after the first paragraph.

I can’t stand when an important issue is marketed to me. It’s insulting.


2 posted on 10/02/2012 8:52:01 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: I_Publius
Mao Tse Tung. Communist, wasn't he??? ...well, yeah - and he murdered about 40 million of his countrymen trying to make them fit into his vision of paradise on earth - but that sometimes happens when people who think they're morally and intellectually superior to all those around them set out to save the world......
I find PBS unwatchable anymore - if you're not particularly interested in the black/hispanic/inner city/immigrant/thirdworld agenda, forget it.......
3 posted on 10/02/2012 8:57:02 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

PBS has become this odd creature. They can’t survive without gov’t funding....but they can’t survive without private donations either. They’ve edged themselves into the corner because two-thirds of society won’t watch anything they produce. The managers and film producers behind the network use it like a cash cow because no other network would pay them the money they think they deserve.


4 posted on 10/03/2012 1:56:17 AM PDT by pepsionice
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