When I examine comments in favor of Mona Eltahawy’s Foreign Policy article, Why do they hate us? I notice that many of Eltahawy’s fans think that Arab women who object and criticize her are the extreme few; maybe a handful of privileged women who know nothing about the Arab women’s plight! Of course, this is far from the truth.
What is ironic here is that many of the comments attack the women who criticize Eltahawy’s article in a way that (in my view) oppresses them and muffles their voices as if they have no right to speak up and should be thankful that Eltahawy has spoken for them! So, supporters who supposedly favor an article that outlines the author’s vision of Arab women’s problems, are NOT in favor of giving these very same women the chance to voice their opinion? I’d say that’s ironic, undemocratic & outright oppressive!
So, in an attempt to clarify to these enthusiasts that they might be wrong, I did my best to demonstrate that Arab women who took offense to Eltahawy’s article are definitely more than a handful. These are women from various countries in the region, with diverse backgrounds, personalities, education and problems.
So, here’s a comprehensive list of reaction articles and blog posts to Mona Eltahawy’s Foreign Policy article Why do they hate us? Most of the pieces were written by Arab women. After reading these, you be the judge if these Arab women are a handful or not.
Foreign Policy: Debating the War on Women This includes six reaction pieces:
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