The Kristof-WuDunn article lacks perspective on the underlying political and culture factors that fuel violence against women and HIV. Instead of painting men only as perpetrators, research and journalism need to critically engage gender issues.
Kristof and WuDunn persuasively argue that fighting for women’s equality around the world, especially in developing countries, is the moral issue of our time.
Globally mainstream media writes and broadcasts women’s and girls stories only 21% of the time. So, we must ask, while occasional, even excellent stories, do make it into the New York Times, isn’t the publication a part of the problem?