Headscarves and Hymens (2015) chronicles the many levels of abuse suffered by women in the Arab world and what brave feminist activists are doing about these injustices. These blinks describe the various forms of oppression women face, from child marriage to virginity tests, and call for a sexual revolution in Islamic nations.
Mona Eltahawy is an Egyptian-American journalist based in New York City. She has covered current events in Egypt and general political and social issues in the Middle East. Headscarves and Hymens is her first book and expands on her controversial 2012 article published in Foreign Affairs on Muslim men, entitled Why Do They Hate Us?
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