Category Archives: Gender in the Middle East

I “just” wanted to point this out…

As students — many of whom will be scouring the job market for opportunities in the near future — we are often preoccupied with the written and spoken language that we use; not solely for the numerous research papers, essays … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Brotherhood Blasts UN Women’s Document

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

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Mona el-Tahawy and Leila Ahmed discuss FP “Why do they hate us” piece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9Z0DB2XOoHc

Posted in Activism, civil liberties, Dictatorships, Female genital cutting, Freedom of women, Gender Equality, Gender in the Middle East, Gender-based violence, Human rights, Patriarchy, Political participation, Religion, Women | 20 Comments

Mona el-Tahawy on Lack of Women’s Progress and the Firestorm that followed

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/

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Arab Spring is frosty for Women According Qatari Author

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 .

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A Self Proclaimed Hero in Leila Khaled’s My People Shall Live

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

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Patriarchy, Revolution, & the Female Body in Egypt

My colleague and friend Khaled Fahmy wrote this fascinating piece in al-Masry al-Youm: http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/592711

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“Amreeka” Film Showing 4.18.2011

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

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“It’s What I Do: – Why She Will Cover War Again”

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

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Female protesters forced to take “virginity tests”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/24/egypt-soldiers-tortured-female-protesters-gave-virginity-tests-following/?intcmp=obnetwork

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