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New Arab order: In Morocco, uproar over marriage law tests Islamist government

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Arab feminism In light of the revolutions across the Arab world

What challenges are women facing in this new political era?

 Riz Khan Last Modified: 02 Mar 2011 15:18 GMT

 

 

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The Middle East feminist revolution

Women supporting women inevitably leads to women supporting revolution. In Tunisia and Tahrir Square, women were at the front and centre of organising and leading protests, demanding social change [GALLO/GETTY]
Women supporting women inevitably leads to women supporting revolution. In Tunisia and Tahrir Square, women were at the front and centre of organising and leading protests, demanding social change [GALLO/GETTY]

 

Al Jarezza

 

Women are not merely joining protests to topple dictators, 

 they are at the centre of demanding social change.

 

Among the most prevalent Western stereotypes about Muslim countries are those concerning Muslim women: doe-eyed, veiled, and submissive, exotically silent, gauzy inhabitants of imagined harems, closeted behind rigid gender roles. So where were these women in Tunisia and Egypt?

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