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No woman should fail to the toxic vibes of faith or culture – The story of a Muslim working mother


Reading Time: 5 minutesDUBAI, UAE – Life is not a fairytale, and this reality flashed before me four years ago. This reality also made me understand that none else is responsible for my pains. Through the grapevine, I may have learned to blame my parents, my teachers, my mentors, etc., but never to blame myself. But today, I know it’s never their fault. […]

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“Stay out of my vagina, unless I want you in there” – Headscarves and Hymens by Mona Eltahawy

Mona Eltahawy

Reading Time: 3 minutes  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 the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution was just […]

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