Observing first-hand, the war on the female race, her experiences and interaction with brave women who fight back, prompted Sue Lloyd-Roberts to write
Observing first-hand, the war on the female race, her experiences and interaction with brave women who fight back, prompted Sue Lloyd-Roberts to write this book. Starting out as a news trainee and going on to become UK’s first female video-journalist, reporting alone from the bleak outposts of the former Soviet Union and China, Sue travelled the globe and witnessed the worst atrocities inflicted on women.
A breath-taking and visceral narrative, interweaving the real-life experiences of the heroines combating gross inequality, ‘The War on Women’ is an examination of how women are treated across the globe: from the pay gap in the UK and the laundries in Ireland, to gender discrimination in Saudi Arabia and female genital mutilation in Africa.
In a world where the issues facing women are so disparate, women are facing a war of varying extremities and this has created a breakdown in the feminist discourse. But through her extraordinary and unique experiences, Lloyd-Roberts starts to build a bigger picture with a pervasive perspective.
The book delves into women’s history and takes the reader on a journey towards the analysis of the state of women’s lives in modern-day society. The book is a ground-breaking approach to a global problem; anecdotal evidence bridges the gap between different fights and gradually starts to knit together the battles being fought by the starkly different cultures across the world.