Writer/Activist Mona Eltahawy Speaks about Sexual Violence and Healing

Egyptian-American writer, activist and public speaker Mona Eltahawy — a strong, inspiring, fearless women who became known for her work bridging the hermeneutic divide between Egypt and the West — gave a TED Talk yesterday on the topic of healing. Specifically, she discusses the process through which she physically,… » 11/07/13 4:00pm 11/07/13 4:00pm

Journalist Mona Eltahawy Arrested For Defacing Anti-Islam Subway Ads

Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy was arrested last night for spray painting over one of the American Freedom Defense Initiative's new cringe-inducingly offensive posters, which read: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad." » 9/26/12 2:00pm 9/26/12 2:00pm

Just How Bad Is It for Women in Egypt? Very.

After a year and a half or so characterized by political uprising, government overthrow, and a wobbly transition from military-run government to democracy, one would hope that conditions were improving for Egypt's women, and for its citizenry as a whole. Short answer: they're not. In fact, left to their own devices,… » 6/28/12 11:20am 6/28/12 11:20am

Writer/Activist Mona Eltahawy Arrested, Beaten, Sexually Assaulted By…

Mona Eltahawy — New York-based blogger, feminist activist, award-winning columnist and public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues — was arrested yesterday in Cairo. She'd traveled to Egypt a couple of days ago to report on the protests in Tahrir Square; after she was arrested, the State Department expressed concern.… » 11/24/11 9:15am 11/24/11 9:15am