Monday, October 19, 2009

On Strong Women

"When a man partners with a strong woman, everyone benefits.... What I find remarkable is that more men around the globe don’t realize how much stronger they would be if partnered with a strong woman.Way too often and in too many corners of the globe, women are denied the opportunity to reach their full potential. It's wrong and it's backward, and of course, the irony is that by keeping women down, men lose out too."
—Bill Gates, Sr.

This quote is from Mr. Gates' review of the Best Selling book, Half the Sky, by Pulitzer Prize winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. To read the full review (which you should!) go here. More importantly read the book. I can't imagine a more urgent issue for us today—what the authors describe as "the paramount moral challenge" of the 21st Century. Christians should be (and thank God growing numbers are) on the forefront in addressing the brutal mistreatment of women and girls throughout the world.