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Compiled list of Eltahawy reaction pieces

     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.

Articles

Foreign Policy: Debating the War on Women This includes six reaction pieces:

* Sondos Asem: Misogyny exists, but blaming it for women’s suffering is simplistic

* Shadi Hamid: Arab women have more agency than you might think

* Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf: The Prophet Mohammad was a revolutionary feminist

* Hanin Ghaddar: We need more badass ladies

* Naheed Mustafa: “Nekkid Burqa Woman” is lazy and insulting

* Leila Ahmed: Eltahawy misreads Alifa Rifaat

The Guardian: Do Arab men hate women? It’s not that simple | Nesrine Malik

On Muslim-Arab Issues & the Danger of Aiding the Neo-Liberal Colonialist Agenda, Phil Brennan

Hatred & Misogyny in the Middle East: A Response to Mona El Tahawy, Tom Dale

AlJazeera Stream: Article on women in the Middle East triggers debate

Global Voices: Do Arab Men Hate Women? Mona Eltahawy Faces Storm, Solana Larson

Blog Posts

Samia Errazzouki: Dear Mona Eltahawy: You Do Not Represent “Us”

Dima Khatib: Love Not Hatred, Dear Mona!

Nahed Eltantawy: I don’t really think they hate us!

Gigi Ibrahim: Mona, why do you hate us?

Roqayah Chamseddine: Us and Them: On Helpless Women and Orientalist Imagery 

Ayesha Kazmi: Oh Mona!

Mona Kareem: Why do they hate us? A blogger’s response

Karim Malak: Case in point: Mona el Tahawy’s FP article

Zeinboia: Us, them and breaking the stereotype!!

Jillian C. York: On Listening (A response to the Mona Eltahawy Criticism)

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