Her name came out during the Egyptian upraising of 2011; I assumed been one of the new wishful Egyptian intelligentsia.. I guess I was wrong, as part of Feminism is another form of Extremism..!!
The general theme among the female commentators on Mona AlTahawi's piece, was that sense of discomfort on what she had composed.. This reflects not only the intellectual deviation she illustrated by reducing Muslim women causes to be Egyptian or Saudi; but also how she had addressed those critical issues without epistemic referrals or knowledge..
She did not advise on solution of those topics she pinpointed, only a cliché actions that already included in all acting NGOs, lobbies and political parties.. As how her article was hot, fierce and flammable; there were no innovative or breathtaking solutions provided.. Another episode of systematic “ejaculations” form the so-called intellectual elite..
Some may ask why I'm bringing this up now, at a time when the region has risen up, fueled not by the usual hatred of America and Israel but by a common demand for freedom. After all, shouldn't everyone get basic rights first, before women demand special treatment? And what does gender, or for that matter, sex, have to do with the Arab Spring? But I'm not talking about sex hidden away in dark corners and closed bedrooms. An entire political and economic system -- one that treats half of humanity like animals -- must be destroyed along with the other more obvious tyrannies choking off the region from its future. Until the rage shifts from the oppressors in our presidential palaces to the oppressors on our streets and in our homes, our revolution has not even begun.
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