Journalist Mona Eltahawy made a bold statement when she wrote in a 2011 cover story for Foreign Policy magazine that Middle Eastern countries "hate women." Eltahawy explores this idea in-depth in her new book, "Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution." Eltahawy joins us to share her own story of sexual assault at the hands of Egyptian riot police, why she chooses not to wear the hijab and what life is like for women in the Middle East after the Arab Spring.
Mona Eltahawy on Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution
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Mona Eltahawy, Writer and author of "Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution"