Not All Designations Are Equal: Representing Women in the Arab Revolutions and Beyond

Palestinian women at the Occupy Beit El protest. Via Al Jazeera.

Two years ago, Mohammad Bouazizi’s self-immolation set an inferno across parts of the Middle East and North Africa, changing the course of the region’s assumed history. We know what happened and we know what has been happening since. Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, despite having removed the bodies of dictators, continue to struggle to maintain control over the next phase of revolution. Yemenis and Bahrainis, albeit generally absent from headlines, are still fighting against authoritarian and opp … [Read more...]


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