Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide - Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn Interesting, inspiring but needed a bit of inward focus too.
Most of the examples are from the third world not so-called Western countries and when western countries are used it's usually in contrast. Yes, many of these countries need help and the people need for wealthier countries to help them get to a good place with women, but I think a dialogue needs to start at home. Why do we will accept rape? Why do we still assume that a man can't be a homemaker? Why do we still have ads where women do the cleaning and men don't? Why aren't there more women in our films, our tv shows and why do they have to be naked or semi-naked more of the time than men?
We need to think about what we want from society and create one that empowers everyone to be productive and to regard home-making as productive as any other task that empowers the society. We need shelter, food and some disposable income to keep our societies growing and we need to figure out how we're going to do this because if we don't we're going to end up with more wage slaves, more uneven health care and more crime.