Nomination: Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

headscarves and hymensEltahawy, Mona.  Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution.  2015.  256 p. Farrar Straus Giroux, $25.00 (978-0-8654-7803-9). Grade 10 and up.

Egyptian American feminist writer, journalist, and activist Mona Eltahawy draws on her personal experiences, current research and statistics, and the writings of various Middle Eastern feminist scholars to craft a passionate argument about women’s continued status as second-class citizens in most Arab countries and the immediate need for a multifaceted cultural, political, and sexual revolution in the region.

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