Headscarves and hymens – why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution

The Child and Woman Abuse Stuies Unit (CWASU) hosted author Mona Eltahawy’s talk about her recent book, Headscarves and Hymens.

Mona is an award-winning writer and outspoken feminist, focusing on Arab and Muslim issues and global feminism. Following her involvement in the Arab Spring in November 2011, Egyptian riot police beat her, breaking her left arm and right hand, sexually assaulted her, and she was detained for 12 hours by the military. Mona was one of Newsweek magazine’s 150 Fearless Women of 2012.

Watch a video recording of the event here