The one thing no one tells you about, no one warns you about, is period sexism. Or, more precisely period shame. Here, I will tell you what nobody dares:
When the girls in my school or sports team got their first period, most of them were proud to be a woman.
It might even be obvious that I know more about the politics in the Middle East than the feminist initiatives for a sexual revolution. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to meet Mona Eltahawy, one of the leading feminists of the Arabic world, in person. Her book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why
Let's talk about feminism: Because being a feminist as a teenage girl is many things but easy.
So what is feminism? For me, being a feminist means fighting as hard as I can to make sure that, one day, my daughters won't have to grow up with the problems I'm growing