Headscarves and Hymens by Mona Eltahawy

Headscarves and Hymens Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution Paperback May 10 2016

By Mona Eltahawy
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The journalist Mona Eltahawy is no stranger to controversy. Through her articles and actions she has fought for the autonomy, security, and dignity of Muslim women, drawing vocal supporters and detractors. Now, in her first book, "Headscarves and Hymens," Eltahawy has prepared a definitive condemnation of the repressive forces-political, cultural, and religious-that reduce millions of women to second-class citizens.Drawing on her years as a campaigner for and commentator on women's issues in the Middle East, she explains that since the Arab Spring began in 2010, women in the Arab world have had two revolutions to undertake: one fought alongside men against oppressive regimes, and another fought against an entire political and economic system that represses women in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, and other nations.Eltahawy has traveled across the Middle East and North Africa, meeting with women and listening to their stories. Her book is a plea for outrage and action, confronting a "toxic mix of culture and religion that few seem willing or able to disentangle lest they blaspheme or offend." A manifesto motivated by hope and fury in equal measure, "Headscarves and Hymens" is as illuminating as it is incendiary.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date
May 10 2016
Language
English
Pages
256
ISBN-13
9780374536657
ISBN-10
0374536651
Weight
181g
Dimensions
119.0mm x 185.0mm