Headscarves and Hymens Summary
A passionate manifesto decrying misogyny in the Arab world, by an Egyptian American journalist and activist
When the Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy published an article in Foreign Policy magazine in 2012 titled "Why Do They Hate Us?" it provoked a firestorm of controversy. The response it generated, with more than four thousand posts on the website, broke all records for the magazine, prompted dozens of follow-up interviews on radio and television, and made it clear that misogyny in the Arab world is an explosive issue, one that engages and often enrages the public.
In Headscarves and Hymens, Eltahawy takes her argument further. Drawing on her years as a campaigner and commentator on women's issues in the Middle East, she explains that since the Arab Spring began, women in the Arab world have had two revolutions to undertake: one fought with men against oppressive regimes, and another fought against an entire political and economic system that treats women in countries from Yemen and Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya as second-class citizens.
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 on their behalf, confronting the "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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Mona Eltahawy was added to my favorite authors list, after reading Headscarves and Hymens.
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Ik wilde Headscarves and Hymens lezen, een heel interessant boek.
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Never underestimate Headscarves and Hymens, I could not put this book down. You must read this!.
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Just Got it, can’t wait to read this book soon!
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fem stjerner for Headscarves and Hymens, tak for Mona Eltahawy. du er den bedste.
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Basically, I loved this book. I give the book 5/5 Stars, and this one is getting added to my All-Time Favorites list!
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rakastan tätä kirjaa. sinun pitäisi lukea tämä.
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Mona Eltahawy è un grande scrittore, dovresti leggere questo.
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Before I read Headscarves and Hymens, I had read some reviews which had me wondering if this one would be something I'd like, reviews from people whose opinions I trust. It's True, so Headscarves and Hymens stayed on my "TBR Someday".
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When I started this book, I wasn't so sure how much I would enjoy it. but reading from Mona Eltahawy's point of view was so refreshing.
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Ein Buchliebhaber wäre daran interessiert, dies zu lesen.
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Thank you to Mona Eltahawy for my honest thoughts.
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Just downloaded this book! Many thanks
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Mona Eltahawy хороший автор, вы не можете пропустить это чтение.
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Mona Eltahawy es uno de los mejores autores nacidos. Headscarves and Hymens es un libro interesante.
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le livre que j'ai toujours attendu, je peux enfin le lire maintenant. merci.
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how to download this ebook???
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