Half the Sky- Chapters 6 and 7
Please share something that struck you about this assigned reading. What would you like to discuss?
Discuss the implications of the phrase "the cruelty of indifference." What does this mean to you and what role does it play in issues of global women's wellness?
Discuss the quote from Ruth Kennedy on Page 97: "The reason that these women are pariahs is because they are women. If this happened to men, we would have foundations and supplies coming in from all over the world."
Do you agree that statistics have a dulling effect, as compared to individual stories that motivate people to act? Why or why not? How can this information be used by humanitarians in the future?
Do you believe maternal care is a human right? Why or why not?
Discuss the four major factors that contribute to maternal mortality. Which is most interesting to you and why? Can you think of any to add?
What does it mean when a health concern is labelled as a "womens' issue?" What can be done to bring these concerns to the forefront as issues of universal importance?