The Emirates Fights Sexism by Exploiting Class-Based Oppression

Fatemeh already pointed out the obviousness of the title in last week's Friday Links, but Hamida Ghafour's article "Lewd stares distressing for women," published in the U.A.E.'s The National newspaper, is worth a closer look.  Although it seems to promote resistance to sexism and sexual harassment, it does so in a way that perpetuates - even strengthens - discrimination based on class and race.For example, take these two paragraphs, towards the beginning of the article: Western women are … [Read more...]