Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

by Mona Eltahawy

Paperback, 2016

Status

Available

Publication

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2016), Edition: Reprint, 256 pages

Description

"Drawing on her years as a campaigner and commentator on women's issues in the Middle East, [Eltahawy] 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 in countries from Yemen and Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya as second-class citizens ... 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'" --

Rating

½ (41 ratings; 4)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

256 p.; 7.52 inches

ISBN

0374536651 / 9780374536657
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