Category Archives: Gender in the Middle East
Sarah El Deeb’s article discusses the opposition that a UN Women’s document has received from the Islamic Brotherhood in Egypt. The group has opposed this document because of clauses within it that they consider incompatible with the tenants of Islam. … Continue reading
Here is an article that appeared in Foreign Policy, which sent Twitter, FB, and all forms of social media buzzing: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/23/why_do_they_hate_us?page=0,0 discussing “the real war on women.” For an example of a response, see http://neocolonialthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/a-response-to-mona-el-tahawy/
In an interview with al-Jazeera, a Qatari author discusses the (non)impact the Arab Spring on women: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2012/04/201242111373249723.html .
In Leila Khaled’s My People Shall Live, Khaled tells of her journey as a Palestinian soldier on a mission to bring justice to her people from the Israelis. As the narrator, Khaled tells the story in such a way that … Continue reading
My colleague and friend Khaled Fahmy wrote this fascinating piece in al-Masry al-Youm: http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/592711
On Monday, April 18, 2011 the Ethnic Studies Program hosted a film showing of the film Amreeka. Amreeka is the story of an immigrant family’s journey to the US and their introduction to American culture. It also a continuation of … Continue reading
This New York Times piece is an interview with photojournalist Lynsey Addario, who was held captive in Libya in March 2011. Since her capture and subsequent release, there have been those who argue that she should not have been in … Continue reading