Arab Women Leadership Forum a good act to follow

Over 500 Arab women participated in the first ever Arab Women Leadership Forum, held in The United Arab Emirates last Tuesday. The two-day event focused on the status of women in the Arab world, and discussed ways of increasing their social, economic and political contributions. Themed, ‘Women and Leadership: Global Trends and Local Innovations’, the forum discussed the status of women in Arab countries, focusing on ways to reduce the gender gap in the workforce. A series of panel discussions an … [Read more...]

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...]