Why Does the Middle East Hate Women?

"Why Do They Hate Us?", Egyptian-born, U.S.-based journalist Mona Eltahawy's cover story for Foreign Policy's first-ever "Sex Issue", is an uncomfortable and obligatory read. Eltahawy argues that the Arab Spring movement is just as misogynistic as the regimes it replaced, and that true revolution is impossible until… » 4/24/12 10:40am 4/24/12 10:40am

The Most Inspirational Moments From The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony


On Friday, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkol Karman were awarded their Nobel Peace Prizes. During the ceremony, all three women spoke eloquently about the struggles they'd faced—not just as women, but as people living under oppressive regimes. Given that the prize was shared by the three women, it's… » 12/11/11 4:05pm 12/11/11 4:05pm

Yemeni Women Burn Veils To Protest Government Crackdown

Thousands of women took to the streets of Yemen today and burned their veils, but not because they're against wearing the traditional coverings. For Bedouin tribes burning garments is a symbolic gesture that signifies an appeal to fellow tribesmen for help. The women oppose President Ali Abdullah Saleh's violent… » 10/26/11 11:35pm 10/26/11 11:35pm