Category Archives: Article Reviews

Mona Eltahawy’s article “Why do they hate us?” in FP and responses

Mona Eltahawy published an article about Arab misogyny in Foreign Policy yesterday which has definitely ruffled some feathers. I agree with her call for ending the cultural relativism and acknowledging all the political, structural and social barriers facing gender equality … Continue reading

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Sexual violence, again and again

The international media FINALLY published pieces (here is the BBC article) on the detainment and torture – and “virginity tests” – of protesters who were forcibly removed from Tahrir on March 9! Additionally, there is the story of the Libyan … Continue reading

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Sharaf seems responsive to women’s demands

New PM Essam Sharaf has been a decent guy so far in my books. Thanks to the much-needed help of my faithful office buddies ( colleagues, if you are feeling in the mood for a professional shout out) Heba Gowayed … Continue reading

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From Tahrir Square to my Kitchen

Hania Sholkamy writes about the reaction to the Million Women march ┬áin Tahrir on March 8 and suggests considerations for moving forward. This piece really resonated with me. Check it out at the Pathways site: From Tahrir Square to my … Continue reading

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Shorouk op-ed on justice for women

Hania Sholkamy’s op-ed was published in today’s El-Shorouk paper: The People Want Equity for Women Summary (courtesy of my wonderful colleague Heba Gowayed): Sholkamy begins by describing the scene in Tahrir square, where men and women stood side by side … Continue reading

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Khede Kasra & Morocco’s Family Code

Khede Kasra Campaign Khede kasra. Add the kasra! is a campaign to raise awareness about women’s issues in the Arab world. Designed as a grammatical pun, Khede kasra encourages Arabic speakers to intentionally genderize their speech. The posters, online community, … Continue reading

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Bi-Weekly News Review

Every two weeks, we will be posting relevant articles from news sources pertaining to Pathways ME research. We are especially interested in the cross-section of gender and poverty, social welfare, legal reforms, empowerment, and public policy. For further information about … Continue reading

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