Women's rights in the Middle East

The Stream speaks with Mona Eltahawy, author of 'Why Do They Hate Us?'

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  1. Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy sparked an online firestorm last week with her controversial article, "Why Do They Hate Us?" . The article condemns misogyny and gender inequities in a post-revolution Arab world. Many critiques of Eltahawy's piece focused on the framing more so than the facts presented in the article.  

    Pictured below, a snapshot of Mona Eltahawy's Twitter page, which supporters and critics have flooded with comments in response to her article.
  2. Mona EltahawyTwitter
  3. A brief sample of the ongoing Twitter debate:
  4. One criticism Eltahawy addressed was the outcry over the images that accompanied her article. Some argued the visuals reinforced Western stereotypes and the exoticised portrayal of Arab women.
  5. Foreign Policy editor Blake Hounshell's defense of the images:  
  6. A frequent commentator on Arab and Muslim issues, Eltahawy speaks extensively on women's rights in the Arab world. Below, at a New America Foundation event, she discusses the intersection of Islamic feminism and the Arab Spring.
  7. Mona Eltahawy Speaks Up for Islamic Feminism in Media Silence
  8. For more on the online reactions to Eltahawy's article, check out The Stream's previous coverage: 
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