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

Mona Eltahawy Has No Regrets About Spray Painting Over That 'Racist…

In today's Tweet Beat, Mona Eltahawy is rightfully proud, Diddy takes his girls for a spa day, Maude Apatow gets wrapped up in the Breaking Amish scandals and RuPaul still hasn't met Honey Boo Boo.
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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

Assaulted Journalist Says Average Egyptians Get Much Worse Treatment

In an interview with CNN yesterday, journalist Mona Eltahawy discussed her assault by Egyptian riot police, who broke her arm and hand and groped her repeatedly: » 11/25/11 12:00pm 11/25/11 12:00pm

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