“When 12-year-old girls are dying giving childbirth in Yemen, when 91 percent of Egyptian girls and women have had their genitals mutilated, when 16-year-old girls in Morocco are forced to marry their rapists so that their rapist can escape conviction, that is nothing short of a war.”
Mona Elthaway is the most provocative voice against misogyny in the Arab world today. She is a self-proclaimed global feminist calling for a sexual revolution in the Middle East and North Africa. She describes the oppression of Arab women as a trifecta enforced by the state, the street and the home. She is considered extreme by some, but if you ask me she is a much needed voice in the region. It is Muslim, feminist women like her who are indeed leading the revolution.