Chapter 3: Learning to Speak Up

The solutions mentioned in this chapter seem to be few success stories out of many failed attempts to help women. I agree with your statement about women being taught to not speak up, which means that the solutions offered by Kristoff and WuDunn aren’t really helpful. In many of the examples the women did speak up and suffered further emotional and physical trauma. I personally feel that it takes a lot more than just education, and finding your voice to end this. This is a systematic problem that will probably take years to fix. My main question for this chapter is : What are these women going to do? Who are they going to turn to? How can we help them not only find their voice, but find people who will listen and care about what they say? We do not need to teach women how to protect themselves, we need to teach men how to stop abusing, traumatizing, and tormenting women. Like many of the problems mentioned in other chapters, the behavior talked about the chapter is routed in the culture, so that’s what needs to change.

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