Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution - Mona Eltahawy
Monday, 7 December 2015 from 18:30 to 20:00 (GMT)
Mona Eltahawy is an award-winning writer and outspoken feminist, focusing on Arab and Muslim issues and global feminism. Following her involvement in the Arab Spring in November 2011 Egyptian riot police beat her, breaking her left arm and right hand, sexually assaulted her, and she was detained for 12 hours by the military. Mona was one of Newsweek magazine’s 150 Fearless Women of 2012.
She will talk about her recent book Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution.
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