Fly Girls: the NYT’s essentialist profile of Emirati flight attendants

MMW would like to thank Thabet for the tip! Katherine Zopf's Sunday article in The New York Times about flight attendants in the Emirates set off quite a storm in the blogosphere. And rightly so: it's often eye-rollingly essentializing when discussing Arab women and society. But why waste my breath when others said it better? The Angry Arab News Service highlights two very important issues the article leaves out: First, of all consider the silly title, implying that Arab women are doomed … [Read more...]


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