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News: Jimmy Carter to write book on Treatment of Women (NYTimes)

10.27.CarterFormer US President, Human Rights activist and author, Jimmy Carter now plans to write a book tackling the treatment of women, the New York Times revealed this week.

Carter has written on topics ranging from the Middle East conflict to autobiographical accounts of life in the Southern US in his post-Presidential career and now, at the age of 88, he has decided to write a book about the “treatment of women”.  The official book proposal gives little to go on, but it seems the content will largely be drawn from Carter’s international Human Rights activism and personal experience from what can only be described as an astounding career.

It is difficult to determine who the audience of this proposed book will be, whether this will be a true attempt at tackling “one of the world’s most serious, all-pervasive and largely ignored violations of basic human rights” or if this will simply be an addition to Carter’s publishing repertoire.  His book proposal certainly triggers intrigue (if slight trepidation) as he discusses the separation of church and state “It is disturbing to realize that women are treated most equally in some countries that are atheistic or where governments are strictly separated from religion.”  However, it is encouraging to see such an active figure pick up the gauntlet of women’s rights and Female Report! is certainly interested to see the finished product.

For the full story: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/business/media/jimmy-carter-seeks-to-write-book-on-treatment-of-women.html?_r=0

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One comment on “News: Jimmy Carter to write book on Treatment of Women (NYTimes)

  1. triadeleiderschap
    September 17, 2013

    Whatever it is about, it will do good. Doubtless the book will come under criticism, but one thing is clear: until all people acknowledge that everyone deserves to live in dignity and respect, women will continue to be treated unequally with impunity. Firm voices like that of Mr Carter will help tip the scales.

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