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Do Arab men hate women?

With one question, journalist Mona Eltahawy unleashed a harsh critique of women's rights in the Arab world.

Last updated: 21 Feb 2014 20:08
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Our political revolutions will fail, unless we have social and sexual revolutions that push them into the home.

Mona Eltahawy,

"Why do they hate us?"

With these five words in a controversial magazine article, Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy shot to fame, unleashing a devastating critique of women’s rights in the Arab world.

In the season premiere of Head to Head , Mehdi Hasan challenges Eltahawy on her views regarding the status of women in Arab states.

Are Arab or Muslim societies inherently patriarchal? And how does the narrative of Islam as sexist play into geo-politics and Western stereotypes of the Middle East?

Joining the discussion is Dr Aitemad Muhanna of the London School of Economics’ Middle East Centre; self-proclaimed progressive Imam Dr Taj Hargey; and Dr Shuruq Naguib, a British-Egyptian academic from Lancaster University. 

 

Read the full transcript of Head to Head - Do Arab men hate women? here

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Do Arab men hate women? with journalist Mona Eltahawy will air from February 21, at the following times GMT: Febuary 21: 2000; February 22: 1200; February 23: 0100; February 24: 0600.

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