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Archive for April 2012

Mona Eltahawy sparks debate on plight of women in the Middle East


Mona Eltahawy’s piece “Why Do They Hate Us?” in Foreign Policy Magazine has sparked a debate that has shaken the social networks. Views of vitriolic dislike or profound approval of her controversial article have been expressed on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and may even be a main topic on Al Jazeera English’s “The Stream”. An ardent … Continue reading

Exploring the Muslim veil in Western art


Mona el Tahawy caused quite an uproar with her article on misogyny in the Middle East. One of the most unsettling things about the article was a series of photos depicting what appeared to be a nude model with black body paint representing a niquab. One of my co-authors on this democrati.net wrote a critique … Continue reading

Case in point: Mona el Tahawy’s FP article


This article, like many others, is a response to Mona El Tahawy’s FP piece Needless to say that women in Egypt have a problem. There’s also a problem for Arab women in general. That’s also true for women in the third world. And its true of women even in the US, Mona admits that when … Continue reading

Dictatorship by Liberalism


It is counter-intuitive at first to read that title. Some may even say you can’t put those two sentences together in the sentence. Liberalism is after-all antithetical to dictatorship. It is about the individual and his power and his rights. The hallmarks of liberalism include Voltaire, Locke and a whole bunch of others. The United … Continue reading

Genocide: How could they kill their own so effortlessly?


The month of April has become widely associated as “Genocide Prevention/Awareness Month,” marking the anniversary of six major genocides taking place during the 20th century: Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. The term “genocide” was coined by Raphael Lemkin, a Polish-born holocaust survivor and lawyer who dedicated his life to advocating for a … Continue reading

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