Mon

14

Mar

2011

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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Tue

01

Feb

2011

New Jordan Government: King Abdullah II Dismisses Government

First Posted: 02/ 1/11 08:02 AM Updated: 02/ 1/11 08:34 AM
First Posted: 02/ 1/11 08:02 AM Updated: 02/ 1/11 08:34 AM

 AMMAN, Feb 1 (Reuters) - King Abdullah of Jordan, a close U.S. ally, on Tuesday replaced his prime minister after protests over food prices and poor living conditions, naming a former premier with a military background to head the government.

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