I read with interest Kathleen Parker’s opinion piece on women’s rights in foreign policy (TNT, 4-5). She quoted an anonymous senior White House official who said, regarding women’s rights: “There’s no way we can be successful if we maintain every special interest and pet project.”
Special interest, indeed! It’s a human rights issue.
More than two-thirds of the world’s illiterate are women. Larry Summers, President Obama’s chief economic adviser has asserted that “educating girls yields a higher rate of return than any other investment we can make in the developing world.”
For every year of schooling that a girl has …