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The Resource Headscarves and hymens : why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution, Mona Eltahawy

Headscarves and hymens : why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution, Mona Eltahawy

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Headscarves and hymens : why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution
Title
Headscarves and hymens
Title remainder
why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution
Statement of responsibility
Mona Eltahawy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In November 2011, Mona Eltahawy came to worldwide attention when she was assaulted by police during the Egyptian Revolution. She responded by writing a groundbreaking piece in Foreign Policy entitled 'Why Do They Hate Us'; 'They' being Muslim men, 'Us' being women. It sparked huge controversy. 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 as second-class citizens in countries from Yemen and Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. Eltahawy has travelled 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
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
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Eltahawy, Mona
Dewey number
323.34
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Human rights
  • Islamic studies
  • Misogyny
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Women's rights
  • Arab Spring, 2010-
Target audience
adult
Label
Headscarves and hymens : why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution, Mona Eltahawy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054748122
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780297609018
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)908374140
Label
Headscarves and hymens : why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution, Mona Eltahawy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054748122
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780297609018
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)908374140

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