The Middle East feminist revolution

Among the most prevalent Western stereotypes about Muslim countries are those concerning Muslim women: doe-eyed, veiled, and submissive, exotically silent, gauzy inhabitants of imagined harems, closeted behind rigid gender roles. So where were these women in Tunisia and Egypt? Asks Naomi Wolf, a political activist and social critic whose most recent book is Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries.


Click to read the article here on Al Jazeera

 

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Women supporting women inevitably leads to women supporting revolution. In Tunisia & Tahrir, women were at the front and centre of organising and leading protests, demanding social change/© GALLO/GETTY

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