Feminist writer/public speaker on Arab & Muslim issues, global feminism. Contributor NYT opinion pages. My book: goo.gl/fcM5oh. Tattoos. #MUFC

Egypt’s War on Atheism

nytimes.com — CAIRO - It took one session on Jan. 10 for a court in the Nile Delta province of Beheira to sentence Karim al-Banna, a 21-year-old student, to three years in prison for saying on Facebook that he was an atheist.

Headscarves and Hymens

us.macmillan.com — A passionate manifesto decrying misogyny in the Arab world, by an Egyptian American journalist and activist When the Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy published an article in Foreign Policy magazine in 2012 titled "Why Do They Hate Us?" it provoked a firestorm of controversy.

In Saudi Arabia, social media are a tool of the resistance

theglobeandmail.com — When I lived in Saudi Arabia in the 1980s, public executions would be announced at the very end of state media's newscasts. The anchor would read a statement from the Interior Ministry that included a verse from the Koran used to justify capital punishment along with the name of the person executed and the crime they supposedly committed.

blushm: Women without men (Shirin Neshat & Shoja...

Mona Eltahawy | ethereal

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — ethereal-- (adjective) It is nearly impossible for the word, ethereal to escape one's mouth without meeting beauty in the same description. Our love for ethereal is conceived from its metaphysical urge. Its intangibility of all things refined, delicate, otherworldly, light, and airy add to its celestial allure.

explore-blog: Peanuts and the Quiet Pain of...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — explore-blog: Peanuts and the Quiet Pain of Childhood - how Charles Schulz made an art of difficult emotions and gave us timeless consolation for our adult lives.

under-radar-mag: In 2015 disco legend Giorgio...

thebittersweetdistractor: BJÖRK Vulnicura ...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — thebittersweetdistractor: BJÖRK Vulnicura Björk has released her new album 'Vulnicura' digitally today on iTunes. The album wasn't supposed to come out until March. Buy/Preview the album here. Here's what Björk wrote on her facebook page: dear websitefolks , fans , tweeters and my music supporters on all the sorts of www : vulnicura will be rolling out worldwide over the next 24 hours !!

When I speak of poetry I am not thinking of it as...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — When I speak of poetry I am not thinking of it as a genre. Poetry is an awareness of the world, a particular way of relating to reality. So poetry becomes a philosophy to guide a man throughout his life....

I wrote a good omelet…and ate a hot poem… after...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — I wrote a good omelet...and ate a hot poem... after loving you Buttoned my car...and drove my coat home...in the rain... after loving you I goed on red...and stopped on green...floating somewhere in between... being here and being there... after loving you I rolled my bed...turned down my hair...slightly confused but...I don't care...
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Jan 30, 2015

It's been an incredible day at #WorldWoman. Thank you to all who tweeted from talk/panel & all who sent love and kind worlds.

Jan 30, 2015

RT @_damaazul: "Fui invadida, colonizada x 3maridos en nombre de la protección" Nawal El Saadawi Kapow #WorldWoman Via @monaeltahawy pic.twitter.com/CRjPcwmEpk

Jan 30, 2015

If my voice still works at the end of a talk, a panel and tons of great conversations and interviews, it'll be a fucking miracle ;-)

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