Category Archives: Yemen

Why don’t men cover their faces?

From YourMiddleEast: Yemeni blogger and journalist @HindAleryani tells her intimate story about what’s feminine and masculine in the Middle East. “I am at school…we are learning about what a woman should cover… her hair is temptation… her eyebrows are temptation… … Continue reading

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‘Hope’: a new fund to promote women’s rights in the Arab Spring countries (and happy International Women’s Day)

Repost from From Poverty to Power: Three years ago, weeks before the centenary of International Women’s Day,  I remember sitting in my living room in Manchester, watching on TV with hope and astonishment the brave women and men who were … Continue reading

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Mona Eltahawy – Do Arab men hate women?

Mona Eltahawy’s article in Foreign Policy Magazine from 2012 ‘Why do they hate us?’ has been extremely controversial, especially considering the us vs. them binary of women vs. men which excludes men from wanting equality for women. Two days ago the … Continue reading

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