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10 thoughts on “The War on Women

  1. ~Bookishly Numb~ ~Bookishly Numb~ says:

    I finished this book yesterday and I've had to sleep on it I needed time to think what to say What I'm going to say about this book I'm sure has probably been said already numerous amounts of times This book contains a series of articles from Sue Lloyd Roberts about the catastrophic crimes committed by the male species to women This book covers various topics from sex trafficking in Russia women imprisoned in their own homes in Saudi Arabia the gender pay gap in the UK genital mutilation and honour killings in India Sue Lloyd Roberts was a dedicated journalist and she travelled to parts of the world where others feared to tread She had one thing in mind when she made these incredible journey's; To expose the inhumane injustices suffered by women at the hands of men This book definitely exposes the dark side of society and it is something we can certainly all learn from What amazes me is some of these people that commit these horrific crimes try to explain their actions by calling it their Culture It's not a culture it's called ignoranceDogs are treated better than women in some parts of the world This book was meant to provoke and open peoples eyes As a feminist I was deeply sickened and shocked by the content of this book I consider myself a strong woman but to know women have to suffer these atrocities on a daily basis is truly shocking Sue Lloyd Roberts was a fearless and remarkable woman and I'm thankful that her daughter was able to finish this book and to tell us the readers what an amazing women her Mother was Thank you


  2. Martha Martha says:

    A stunning collection of stories by one of the most prominent video journalists of our time Before I continue I should say that there should be a strong trigger warning on this book Perhaps it's obvious but in case it's not this book covers some of the worst abuses of women across the world from FGM to sexual violence in many forms and honour killings Strangely I did not find myself as triggered by this as I do by rape scenes in books; but perhaps that's because it was clear what this book was about rather than being surprised by it in a novel There are some graphic descriptions but they are all presented in a factual way without sensationalism However if you are triggered by this kind of content do not read this bookSo back to the review Wow Just wowThis book ties together stories that Lloyd Roberts has collected across her decades of work as a campaigning video journalist to form an inarguable picture of how women are derogated and abused across the world This is such an important work of feminist literature precisely because it is not presented as feminist literature This is not a rant by an angry woman though any woman would be justifiably angry having come face to face with the worst examples of humanity using anecdotes to support her point This is layer upon layer of facts evidencing how gender ineuality is a global epidemic; not just isolated incidences in a handful of countries The language Lloyd Roberts uses is that of a talented seasoned journalist It is not sensational or overly emotional she merely lets the stories and the facts speak for themselves and boy do they shout from the rooftopsWhat is alarmingly clear if we were ever unsure is that this patriarchal world is forcibly and consistently telling women that their virtue is valuable than their lives Whether it's the young women in Saudi Arabia who died after being sent back into a burning building to fetch their headscarves or the women who were worked to death in Irish convents for having children out of wedlock It's the five year old girls undergoing FGM in the Gambia and others and the female fetuses being aborted for their gender Women are consistently imprisoned abused and murdered for falling short of misogynistic ideals; while their abusers either go unpunished or are heralded as real men who have done their duty in upholding the ideals of their familyreligionsociety In many cases their abusers are also female; with so many examples of women enforcing the patriarchy because they have no choice or because they are brainwashed by societies that teach women they are the lesserSadly Sue Lloyd Roberts passed away before seeing her work published giving this book a poignancy that it wouldn't otherwise have had Sue's daughter Sarah not only wrote the introduction but completed the final chapter about pay ineuality in the UK giving her the opportunity to add detail about Lloyd Roberts the mother as well as the pioneering journalist Sarah's words were incredibly moving and her thoughts on the chapter that her mother was never able to finish served as a beautiful example of feminism flowing through generations We'll never know if Lloyd Roberts had intended to use modern examples such as Jennifer Lawrence's letter on pay ineuality and Laura Bates' Everyday Sexism; but I saw this as the metaphorical torch being passed from one great woman to anotherI cannot recommend this book highly enough it should be mandatory reading for all those working in government and international development as irrefutable evidence of the gender ineuality that blights the worldRIP to a great warrior in the war on women


  3. Christine Christine says:

    I’m sure if you posted the title of this book on Twitter a bunch of people would tell you that there is no war on women And those people would be wrong This was the book that Lloyd Roberts was working on when she died As such it is therefore unfinished A great deal of the information that is covered was also covered by the work that Lloyd Roberts did for the BBC and you can easily find these programs on YouTube The book is focused on British and International cases In many cases Lloyd Roberts showcases a facet of the war in one place and then applies it also to some communities in the UK It should be noted that when addressing the interplay with religion Lloyd Roberts is careful to place blame on the interpretation of a religion She covers child brides forced marriages rape trafficking and the pay gap She illustrates that the war on women is pretty much worldwide just taking different forms But there is also hope as the sub title indicates thorough this hope needs the help of others in the global community This theme starts early with the story of a cutter FGM who seeks asylum in the Britain If any the book is a call to arms


  4. Lucy Langford Lucy Langford says:

    I think this is a must read for everyone It explores the ineuality of women on a national and international scale with interviews with such women Their stories are harrowing and you can't help but to wish to take action and help the women interviewed as well as other women who are in similar circumstancesThis book was a real eye opener and explores topics of rape as a weapon FGM and forced marriage What really hit me the most was how easily FGM and forced marriages happen in the UK where I am from or happen to UK citizens as these are not topics particularly reported on it made me research policy and current laws on such matters


  5. Mindfully Evie Mindfully Evie says:

    One month on after reading this book and I still can't put it into words I honestly don't think words can even begin to do this book justice Every word every chapter every story is just as powerful moving haunting and eye opening as the next All I can hope is that it reaches people as EVERYONE needs to read this It is a book I will never ever forget nor will I ever forget the name Sue Lloyds Roberts for all the incredible work she has done


  6. Laurie Treffers Laurie Treffers says:

    This is a book I recommend to people who are still convinced feminism is out of date and unnecessary feminists of all colour and well any other human being alive This book will make you feel anger shame grief and sadness At the same time it will sparkle a sense of justice in you The kind that changes systems Not because of how Lloyd Roberts wrote this book She didn't need to write it dramatically These stories are in themselves so powerful that they almost wrote themselves From how female fetuses are being systematically murdered in India leading to a enlarging gap between the male and female population to Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt and European countries From rape as a war machine in Congo and Bosnia a machine not unfamiliar to UN troops to worldwide honor killings Lloyd Roberts has dedicated her 'testament' to examining all the ways in which women are still suffering from a patriarchal system She doesn't ask why traditional and religious values are still used to silence and murder women but perhaps as a journalist that wasn't her job Her job was to report She did often with her own life at stake Sue Lloyd Roberts was a woman as powerful strong and brave as the women whose stories she told during her astonishing career And maybe we should stop asking the why uestion behind these patterns all together and just end the massive human rights abuses on women that have been going on way too long under the justification of 'traditional values'


  7. Faith Faith says:

    I finished the book with tears Tears shed for the millions and billions of women suffering around the world and tears shed because the problem didn't seem to cease despite the effort of so many But that effort was always outweighed by those who tolerate and contribute to gender ineualityThis book is emotional confrontational and brutally honest But there are sparks of hope throughout the book stories about women who have escaped or have dedicated their life to improving the lives of women everywhere My favourite chapter though it's difficult to choose would probably be the chapter of Ireland's Fallen Women and the chapter on India and how it is considered the most dangerous place to be born a woman It's my favourite because it showed how much hasn't really changed Ireland which is supposed to be a developed country with a high uality of life  has a recent history of beating young women forcing them into labour and stealing their babies away India despite its rapid economic growth and industrialisation is still dealing with the mass rape and mistreatment of young girls The book reiterates the point that in a lot of countries cows are valued and treated better than womenI would have liked to meet Sue Lloyd Roberts She sounded like such a brave women filled with so much hope and this sense of justice that not a lot of people have The last chapter was the most emotional since her daughter finished the book reflecting on the influence her mother had on her and on so much women around the world I think it's safe to say that she is still heavily influencing women through this book It is a must read for everyone Making a Difference Finishing the book it seemed appropriate to end this little series with how one can personally change the gender ineuality around themThe author dedicated her life to highlighting these issues and bringing the wrong to justice After finishing the book there is this strong obligation to join the fight FOR women Personally being a journalist who reports these issues or a UN lawyer who brings these cruel and merciless people before the court is perhaps how I want to contribute the the fightThough unlikely I really really really really hope and want to see the world without gender ineuality without female genital mutilation without child marriage without rape No doubtedly this will reuire A LOT of hard work and sacrifice but it will all be worth it How do you want to contribute to the fight for women?  


  8. Ayala Levinger Ayala Levinger says:

    A very interesting but also difficult book not in the language it is not an academic work Sue Lloyd Roberts was a journalist and maker of documentaries and in this book she tells in each chapter about another place and another way women are oppressed in the world But some of the chapters especially about rape in India and rape as war weapon include some horrific descriptions of rape and it did not help that I just finish it at the 5 years anniversary of the famous rape of Jyoti Singh at december 16 2012 Even though most of the places described in the book are not the enviroment Sue or I come from it is not a we the enlightened and them the primitives she gives the voice to the women from the places she filmed I did learned some new things and my TRL grew a bit but mostly that there is no limit to the creativity of men when it comes to oppressing women abusing and mutilating themThe last chapter about discrimination in the work place seems not finished in comparison to the others but that has a good reason Sue died of blood cancer before finishing it I bet she would include sexual harassment at work and maybe emotional labour in it so the last chapter was lacking but then the after words of Her daughter and her employer give it a great closure it becomes also a kind of biography of Sue who I regret not knowing about her and her work plan on looking up her docu's


  9. Tristan Sherwin Tristan Sherwin says:

    This is an extraordinarily powerful and potent readRightly it will churn your stomach it will make you cry and scream it’s stories will haunt your every waking and sleeping moment and it will positively arouse your angerIn the process it should also completely overhaul your definition of bravery; the courage and stamina of the women highlighted in this book far outweighs the boast of any form of masculinityYou need to read The War on Women And the Brave Ones who Fight Back You need to tell your friends about it We all need to walk with our eyes wide open—Tristan Sherwin author of Love Expressed


  10. Oyuttsetsen Bayarsaikhan Oyuttsetsen Bayarsaikhan says:

    Darkest stories with brightest intentions


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The War on Women ➥ [Ebook] ➠ The War on Women By Sue Lloyd-Roberts ➯ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Previous edition of IBSN 1471153924In1973 Sue Lloyd Roberts joined ITN as a news trainee and went on to be the UK's first female video journalist to report alone from the bleak outposts of the Soviet Previous edition of IBSN In Sue Lloyd Roberts joined ITN as a news trainee and went on to be the UK's first female video journalist to report alone from the bleak outposts of the Soviet Union China and Iran During her year long career she travelled the world and witnessed the worst atrocities inflicted on women But in observing first hand the war on the female race she also documented The War MOBI :Þ their incredible determination to fight backThe War on Women brings to life the inconceivable and dangerous life Sue led it tells the story of Mary Merritt who was imprisoned in a baby laundry in Dublin and of Monica who was trafficked and forced into the sex trade in Bosnia She gives voice to Maimouna the woman responsible for taking over her mother’s role as the village female circumciser in The Gambia and provides a platform for the year old Manemma who was married off in Jaipur at the age of six From the gender pay gap in Britain to forced marriage in Kashmir and from rape as a weapon of war to honour killings Sue has examined humankind’s history and takes us on a journey to analyse the state of women’s lives today Most importantly she acts as a mouthpiece for the brave ones; the ones who challenge wrongdoing; the ones who show courage no matter how afraid they are; the ones who are combatting violence across the globe; the ones who are fighting backSue sadly died in shortly after writing this book today she is widely recognised as one of the most acclaimed television journalists of her generation This book is the small tribute to the full and incredible life she lived and through it these women’s voices are still being heard.

  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The War on Women
  • Sue Lloyd-Roberts
  • English
  • 15 March 2015

10 thoughts on “The War on Women

  1. ~Bookishly Numb~ ~Bookishly Numb~ says:

    I finished this book yesterday and I've had to sleep on it I needed time to think what to say What I'm going to say about this book I'm sure has probably been said already numerous amounts of times This book contains a series of articles from Sue Lloyd Roberts about the catastrophic crimes committed by the male species to women This book covers various topics from sex trafficking in Russia women imprisoned in their own homes in Saudi Arabia the gender pay gap in the UK genital mutilation and honour killings in India Sue Lloyd Roberts was a dedicated journalist and she travelled to parts of the world where others feared to tread She had one thing in mind when she made these incredible journey's; To expose the inhumane injustices suffered by women at the hands of men This book definitely exposes the dark side of society and it is something we can certainly all learn from What amazes me is some of these people that commit these horrific crimes try to explain their actions by calling it their Culture It's not a culture it's called ignoranceDogs are treated better than women in some parts of the world This book was meant to provoke and open peoples eyes As a feminist I was deeply sickened and shocked by the content of this book I consider myself a strong woman but to know women have to suffer these atrocities on a daily basis is truly shocking Sue Lloyd Roberts was a fearless and remarkable woman and I'm thankful that her daughter was able to finish this book and to tell us the readers what an amazing women her Mother was Thank you

  2. Martha Martha says:

    A stunning collection of stories by one of the most prominent video journalists of our time Before I continue I should say that there should be a strong trigger warning on this book Perhaps it's obvious but in case it's not this book covers some of the worst abuses of women across the world from FGM to sexual violence in many forms and honour killings Strangely I did not find myself as triggered by this as I do by rape scenes in books; but perhaps that's because it was clear what this book was about rather than being surprised by it in a novel There are some graphic descriptions but they are all presented in a factual way without sensationalism However if you are triggered by this kind of content do not read this bookSo back to the review Wow Just wowThis book ties together stories that Lloyd Roberts has collected across her decades of work as a campaigning video journalist to form an inarguable picture of how women are derogated and abused across the world This is such an important work of feminist literature precisely because it is not presented as feminist literature This is not a rant by an angry woman though any woman would be justifiably angry having come face to face with the worst examples of humanity using anecdotes to support her point This is layer upon layer of facts evidencing how gender ineuality is a global epidemic; not just isolated incidences in a handful of countries The language Lloyd Roberts uses is that of a talented seasoned journalist It is not sensational or overly emotional she merely lets the stories and the facts speak for themselves and boy do they shout from the rooftopsWhat is alarmingly clear if we were ever unsure is that this patriarchal world is forcibly and consistently telling women that their virtue is valuable than their lives Whether it's the young women in Saudi Arabia who died after being sent back into a burning building to fetch their headscarves or the women who were worked to death in Irish convents for having children out of wedlock It's the five year old girls undergoing FGM in the Gambia and others and the female fetuses being aborted for their gender Women are consistently imprisoned abused and murdered for falling short of misogynistic ideals; while their abusers either go unpunished or are heralded as real men who have done their duty in upholding the ideals of their familyreligionsociety In many cases their abusers are also female; with so many examples of women enforcing the patriarchy because they have no choice or because they are brainwashed by societies that teach women they are the lesserSadly Sue Lloyd Roberts passed away before seeing her work published giving this book a poignancy that it wouldn't otherwise have had Sue's daughter Sarah not only wrote the introduction but completed the final chapter about pay ineuality in the UK giving her the opportunity to add detail about Lloyd Roberts the mother as well as the pioneering journalist Sarah's words were incredibly moving and her thoughts on the chapter that her mother was never able to finish served as a beautiful example of feminism flowing through generations We'll never know if Lloyd Roberts had intended to use modern examples such as Jennifer Lawrence's letter on pay ineuality and Laura Bates' Everyday Sexism; but I saw this as the metaphorical torch being passed from one great woman to anotherI cannot recommend this book highly enough it should be mandatory reading for all those working in government and international development as irrefutable evidence of the gender ineuality that blights the worldRIP to a great warrior in the war on women

  3. Christine Christine says:

    I’m sure if you posted the title of this book on Twitter a bunch of people would tell you that there is no war on women And those people would be wrong This was the book that Lloyd Roberts was working on when she died As such it is therefore unfinished A great deal of the information that is covered was also covered by the work that Lloyd Roberts did for the BBC and you can easily find these programs on YouTube The book is focused on British and International cases In many cases Lloyd Roberts showcases a facet of the war in one place and then applies it also to some communities in the UK It should be noted that when addressing the interplay with religion Lloyd Roberts is careful to place blame on the interpretation of a religion She covers child brides forced marriages rape trafficking and the pay gap She illustrates that the war on women is pretty much worldwide just taking different forms But there is also hope as the sub title indicates thorough this hope needs the help of others in the global community This theme starts early with the story of a cutter FGM who seeks asylum in the Britain If any the book is a call to arms

  4. Lucy Langford Lucy Langford says:

    I think this is a must read for everyone It explores the ineuality of women on a national and international scale with interviews with such women Their stories are harrowing and you can't help but to wish to take action and help the women interviewed as well as other women who are in similar circumstancesThis book was a real eye opener and explores topics of rape as a weapon FGM and forced marriage What really hit me the most was how easily FGM and forced marriages happen in the UK where I am from or happen to UK citizens as these are not topics particularly reported on it made me research policy and current laws on such matters

  5. Mindfully Evie Mindfully Evie says:

    One month on after reading this book and I still can't put it into words I honestly don't think words can even begin to do this book justice Every word every chapter every story is just as powerful moving haunting and eye opening as the next All I can hope is that it reaches people as EVERYONE needs to read this It is a book I will never ever forget nor will I ever forget the name Sue Lloyds Roberts for all the incredible work she has done

  6. Laurie Treffers Laurie Treffers says:

    This is a book I recommend to people who are still convinced feminism is out of date and unnecessary feminists of all colour and well any other human being alive This book will make you feel anger shame grief and sadness At the same time it will sparkle a sense of justice in you The kind that changes systems Not because of how Lloyd Roberts wrote this book She didn't need to write it dramatically These stories are in themselves so powerful that they almost wrote themselves From how female fetuses are being systematically murdered in India leading to a enlarging gap between the male and female population to Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt and European countries From rape as a war machine in Congo and Bosnia a machine not unfamiliar to UN troops to worldwide honor killings Lloyd Roberts has dedicated her 'testament' to examining all the ways in which women are still suffering from a patriarchal system She doesn't ask why traditional and religious values are still used to silence and murder women but perhaps as a journalist that wasn't her job Her job was to report She did often with her own life at stake Sue Lloyd Roberts was a woman as powerful strong and brave as the women whose stories she told during her astonishing career And maybe we should stop asking the why uestion behind these patterns all together and just end the massive human rights abuses on women that have been going on way too long under the justification of 'traditional values'

  7. Faith Faith says:

    I finished the book with tears Tears shed for the millions and billions of women suffering around the world and tears shed because the problem didn't seem to cease despite the effort of so many But that effort was always outweighed by those who tolerate and contribute to gender ineualityThis book is emotional confrontational and brutally honest But there are sparks of hope throughout the book stories about women who have escaped or have dedicated their life to improving the lives of women everywhere My favourite chapter though it's difficult to choose would probably be the chapter of Ireland's Fallen Women and the chapter on India and how it is considered the most dangerous place to be born a woman It's my favourite because it showed how much hasn't really changed Ireland which is supposed to be a developed country with a high uality of life  has a recent history of beating young women forcing them into labour and stealing their babies away India despite its rapid economic growth and industrialisation is still dealing with the mass rape and mistreatment of young girls The book reiterates the point that in a lot of countries cows are valued and treated better than womenI would have liked to meet Sue Lloyd Roberts She sounded like such a brave women filled with so much hope and this sense of justice that not a lot of people have The last chapter was the most emotional since her daughter finished the book reflecting on the influence her mother had on her and on so much women around the world I think it's safe to say that she is still heavily influencing women through this book It is a must read for everyone Making a Difference Finishing the book it seemed appropriate to end this little series with how one can personally change the gender ineuality around themThe author dedicated her life to highlighting these issues and bringing the wrong to justice After finishing the book there is this strong obligation to join the fight FOR women Personally being a journalist who reports these issues or a UN lawyer who brings these cruel and merciless people before the court is perhaps how I want to contribute the the fightThough unlikely I really really really really hope and want to see the world without gender ineuality without female genital mutilation without child marriage without rape No doubtedly this will reuire A LOT of hard work and sacrifice but it will all be worth it How do you want to contribute to the fight for women?  

  8. Ayala Levinger Ayala Levinger says:

    A very interesting but also difficult book not in the language it is not an academic work Sue Lloyd Roberts was a journalist and maker of documentaries and in this book she tells in each chapter about another place and another way women are oppressed in the world But some of the chapters especially about rape in India and rape as war weapon include some horrific descriptions of rape and it did not help that I just finish it at the 5 years anniversary of the famous rape of Jyoti Singh at december 16 2012 Even though most of the places described in the book are not the enviroment Sue or I come from it is not a we the enlightened and them the primitives she gives the voice to the women from the places she filmed I did learned some new things and my TRL grew a bit but mostly that there is no limit to the creativity of men when it comes to oppressing women abusing and mutilating themThe last chapter about discrimination in the work place seems not finished in comparison to the others but that has a good reason Sue died of blood cancer before finishing it I bet she would include sexual harassment at work and maybe emotional labour in it so the last chapter was lacking but then the after words of Her daughter and her employer give it a great closure it becomes also a kind of biography of Sue who I regret not knowing about her and her work plan on looking up her docu's

  9. Tristan Sherwin Tristan Sherwin says:

    This is an extraordinarily powerful and potent readRightly it will churn your stomach it will make you cry and scream it’s stories will haunt your every waking and sleeping moment and it will positively arouse your angerIn the process it should also completely overhaul your definition of bravery; the courage and stamina of the women highlighted in this book far outweighs the boast of any form of masculinityYou need to read The War on Women And the Brave Ones who Fight Back You need to tell your friends about it We all need to walk with our eyes wide open—Tristan Sherwin author of Love Expressed

  10. Oyuttsetsen Bayarsaikhan Oyuttsetsen Bayarsaikhan says:

    Darkest stories with brightest intentions

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