Women's rights in the Middle East
Women's rights in the Middle EastThe Stream speaks with Mona Eltahawy, author of 'Why Do They Hate Us?'
Why do they hate us? That's the central question Egyptian American writer Mona Eltahawy asks in her latest article, which addresses the roots of misogyny in the Arab world.
Since its publication last week in Foreign Policy magazine, Eltahawy's bold opinions against patriarchy have created a storm of responses online, both for and against her arguments.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak with journalist Mona Eltahawy and writer Nesrine Malik.
What do you think? What is the way forward in advancing women's rights in the region, and what is stopping its progress? Is it really hate?