Joumana Haddad: feminist, atheist, and publisher of the only Arabic-language erotica magazine
Joumana Haddad, Lebanon's 'angry Arab woman,' talks feminism and sex in a new interview
Passive, chaste, and subservient. These are some of the stereotypes used in Western literature, cinema, and advertising to describe Arab women. Joumana Haddad is, however, none of those things. In fact, in a recent interview with Bitch magazine, Haddad (who runs Jasad, the Arab world’s only erotic Arabic-language magazine), rejected these inaccurate descriptions of Arab women.
Who rules Egypt?
The revolutionaries’ undoing was their inadequate understanding of Egypt’s root problems. Hence at present all energies must be focused on bringing back consciousness of Egypt’s cultural and institutional problems to the middle class, which though is small in relative terms, it remains large and can form a critical mass for change.
Source: Your Middle East
Turkish elections: will the country go full Putin?
Following a month of fierce campaigning, the people of Turkey are preparing to head to the polling stations for the nation’s general election. This is set to be one of the most important elections in the history of the Turkish Republic, since its results may mean political overhaul. On June 7, the people will decide whether the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will win an absolute majority, or be required to form a coalition government for the first time since coming to power in 2002.
Source: Informed Comment
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