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The late Duke novelist Reynolds Price called Carter a "canny and watchful" man. Carter has most recently parlayed those qualities into this book about how violation and mistreatment of women is rising throughout the world. Some selected scriptures, he writes, are interpreted "almost exclusively by powerful male leaders within the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and other faiths to proclaim the lower status of women and girls."
Not surprisingly, in his and Rosalynn Carter's visits to 145 countries, Carter noticed a more equal treatment of women in those areas where government and religion are sharply separated.