Author Headscarves & Hymens http://goo.gl/sq405g. Feminist writer/public speaker: Arab & Muslim issues, global feminism. NYT opinion columnist. Tattoos. #MUFC

My Secret Policeman

nytimes.com — CAIRO - "Miss Mona, welcome home. The airport told us you've just returned from Vienna." I knew from the "private caller" ID that appeared on my phone that it was National Security calling to remind me - as if I'd forgotten - that they kept tabs on me.
Feb 02, 2016

My new column:In #Egypt, if National Security officer calls to ask you ‘to tea,’ it’s an invitation you can’t refuse nyti.ms/20674au

Feb 02, 2016

RT @monaeltahawy: My new column:In #Egypt, if National Security officer calls to ask you ‘to tea,’ it’s an invitation you can’t refuse nyti.ms/20674au

Feb 02, 2016

My new column is on how #Egypt security service spies on us. Since posting, I've heard "Same in Pakistan/China" nyti.ms/20674au

Feb 02, 2016

RT @Om3zii: My Secret Policeman - @monaeltahawy's account of mass surveillance + harassment by #Egypt's National Security agency nyti.ms/20674au

Feb 02, 2016

RT @MicheleDDunne: Truly creepy...have heard many stories like this from friends in #Egypt: My Secret Policeman by @monaeltahawy nyti.ms/20674au

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Why Do They Hate Us?

foreignpolicy.com — In " Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short story with a woman so unmoved by sex with her husband that as he focuses solely on his pleasure, she notices a spider web she must sweep off the ceiling and has time to ruminate on her husband's repeated refusal to prolong intercourse until she too climaxes, "as though purposely to deprive her."

The State of Feminism - with Laurie Penny [UK], Mona Eltahawy [Egypt/ USA] and Josephine Decker [UK/ USA]

literaturfestival.com — Where does Feminism stand? What do feminist thought, action, and artistic works mean today? The renowned Egyptian activist and journalist Mona Eltahawy pleads for a sexual revolution in the Arab world in her recently-published book "Headscarves and Hymens".
Sep 13, 2015

#Berlin: I will be talking feminism w @PennyRed, Josephine Drecker & Priya Basil at the Literature Festival at 19:30. literaturfestival.com/program-en/spe…

Sep 13, 2015

RT @monaeltahawy: #Berlin: I will be talking feminism w @PennyRed, Josephine Drecker & Priya Basil at the Literature Festival at 19:30. htt…

Brooklyn Book Festival

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — brooklynbookfestival: poetrysociety: Poetry Programs / Sunday, Sept. 20th Poets Laureate Past and Present ReadingMainstage Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 11:00am Tina Chang (Brooklyn Poet Laureate), Marie Howe (New York State Poet Laureate) and Jean Valentine (former New York State Poet Laureate) read from their work.
Sep 05, 2015

Brooklyn Book Festival - brooklynbookfestival: poetrysociety: Poetry Programs / Sunday, Sept. 20th Poets... tmblr.co/ZQ9FVt1tb2okH

I am the seasons, I think sometimes, January, May,...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — I am the seasons, I think sometimes, January, May, November; the mud, the mist, the dawn. I cannot be tossed about, or float gently, or mix with other people.-- Virginia Woolf, The Waves (via middecember)
Sep 05, 2015

"I am the seasons, I think sometimes, January, May, November; the mud, the mist, the dawn. I cannot be..." tmblr.co/ZQ9FVt1tb2eqh

Falsa moralidade une religiosos e seculares no Oriente Médio

www1.folha.uol.com.br — No final de junho, o sistema de justiça criminal do Egito, conhecido por seu acúmulo de processos em atraso, encontrou tempo para tentar condenar Reda al-Fouly por "incitação à libertinagem". Menos de um mês depois, duas outras mulheres foram detidas enquanto eram investigadas pela mesma acusação.

“You only have to look at the Medusa straight on...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — You only have to look at the Medusa straight on to see her. And she's not deadly. She's beautiful and she's laughing.-- Hélène Cixous, Laugh of the Medusa (via ananassymphonie)
Sep 04, 2015

"You only have to look at the Medusa straight on to see her. And she’s not deadly. She’s beautiful and..." tmblr.co/ZQ9FVt1tZG5dQ

ourladyofperpetualastonishment: Sting - Love is...

Sep 04, 2015

Video: ourladyofperpetualastonishment: Sting - Love is the Seventh Wave (The Dream of the Blue Turtles) tmblr.co/ZQ9FVt1tZFfhD

9 Books to Add to the Brown Girl Literary Canon

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — 9 Books to Add to the Brown Girl Literary Canon http://www.elle.com/culture/books/g26694/selections-from-the-modern-brown-girl-canon/

thinkmexican: “What I wanted to express very...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — thinkmexican: "What I wanted to express very clearly and intensely was that the reason these people had to invent or imagine heroes and gods is pure fear. Fear of life and fear of death."- Frida KahloImage: Kahlo's 1949 painting, "The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Myself, Diego and Señor Xólotl."
Sep 04, 2015

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Feb 13, 2016

The mountains surrounding the tombs are spectacular; and there are lots of stairs, Valley of the Kings, #Luxor pic.twitter.com/5C6e1M6tmR

Feb 13, 2016

RT @IFEX: #Egypt must drop travel bans on @gamaleid and other activists immediately, says IFEX with @EMHRN and other NGOs ow.ly/YfM5q


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