Saudis in Bikinis
...I kept asking women how they felt about being repressed, and they kept answering indignantly that they aren't repressed. So what should we make of this? Is it paternalistic of us in the West to try to liberate women who insist that they're happy as they are?...
American journalist and author. Raised on a sheep farm in Yamhill, Oregon, Kristof was educated at Harvard University and at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes scholar. He joined the New York Times in 1984 and has been an international correspondent, an associate editor, and, since 2001, a regular columnist. Specialists on East Asia, he and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, have co-authored China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power (1994), Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia (2000), and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (2009). In 1990, Kristof and WuDunn were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in recognition of their coverage of China's pro-democracy movement, which climaxed with the Tiananmen Square protests. In 2006 Kristof won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his columns on the genocide in Darfur. See also nytimes.com.