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Happy #MemorialDay to all my lovely U.S. followers! Are you doing anything fun today? Can I live vicariously through you? I'm still running around trying to finish moving prep. Womp womp. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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Last night, I finished Mona Eltahawy's illuminating Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. Let me tell you something: this was *rough* to get through. To give you an idea, the following were just some of the topics discussed: rape, sexual assault, child marriage, street harassment, domestic violence, police brutality, and FGM (female genital mutilation). So yeah. Not exactly a light read. β–ͺ️
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This is a scholarly text, filled with tons of statistics, references to various academic works, and snippets of interviews with Arab women. Eltahawy is unflinching and completely unapologetic in her critiques on the pervasive misogyny of the Middle East and North Africa, detailing how religious, cultural, and economic oppression reduces millions of women to second-class citizens. The overarching thesis is that the Middle East is in dire need of a cultural and sexual revolution, headed by women. While she is obviously critical of the current society, she makes it clear that what she objects to is the totalitarian patriarchy headed by clerics--not to Islam itself. In fact, she cites Quran teachings as well as popular (and quite erotic) poetry written by Muslim women in the early half of the 20th century to argue that the current social norm of repressed sexuality is contradictory to what she considers true Islamic teaching. β–ͺ️
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Eltahawy's take on the hijab was particularly interesting. She started wearing hijab in her teenage years, in what she refers to as a defense mechanism against the rise of unwanted sexual attention from men. It didn't work. Almost as if the sexual harassment and assault directed her way had nothing to do with her wardrobe, and everything to do with power structures..... πŸ€” Anyway after eight years, she stopped veiling---and now she seems pretty against the practice. I found this a little startling. What do you think? β–ͺ️
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#ReadWomen2017

#Detroit here we come. πŸ›«Performing two works by @m_baxley and @sarahwild_man next weekend! πŸ’ͺ🏼🀘🏻 .
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#girlrevolution #girlpower #girlgroup #femaleartists

Friday 24th February - I spoke at the University of Lagos #GirlRevolution "Inspire Girls" event, talking to the young women about maternal health - It's always encouraging to see a sea of girl students, filled with hope and energy for their future, our future #girldeclaration #girlrising #letgirlslearn #letgirlslead

cantando por aΓ­πŸŽ™πŸ”₯βš‘οΈπŸ’πŸ—£πŸ€˜πŸ½πŸ’€ #singing #vocal #girlrevolution #girlstyle

Liga pra sis, convoca todo mundo, porque sÑbado tem @gpndv! TÑ na hora de quebrar tabus e iniciar uma revolução dentro de nós 🌺 Ps.: faixa etÑria de 12 a 17 anos.
https://www.facebook.com/gpndv/
#chegadeabuso #grlpwr #girlrevolution #loverevolution #eusougrlpwr

Leaving for Detroit on Tuesday! Can't wait to show our two works, Bites Back and Inside Voices. #proud #femaleartists #girlgroup #girlpower #girlrevolution πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ€˜πŸ»πŸŽ‰
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@prissychryssy @thealexisruby @parishawkins @katiebethschultz

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πŸ›«πŸ›«πŸ›«Headed out tomorrow to #detroit! Performing two works by @m_baxley and @sarahwild_man with @kristifaulknerdance at the Marlene Boll Theatre Friday and Saturday night! πŸ’•πŸŽ‰
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#femaleartists #girlgroup #girlpower #Detroit #girlrevolution #phantogram #youngfathers #women #art

Happy #MemorialDay to all my lovely U.S. followers! Are you doing anything fun today? Can I live vicariously through you? I'm still running around trying to finish moving prep. Womp womp. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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Last night, I finished Mona Eltahawy's illuminating Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. Let me tell you something: this was *rough* to get through. To give you an idea, the following were just some of the topics discussed: rape, sexual assault, child marriage, street harassment, domestic violence, police brutality, and FGM (female genital mutilation). So yeah. Not exactly a light read. β–ͺ️
.
This is a scholarly text, filled with tons of statistics, references to various academic works, and snippets of interviews with Arab women. Eltahawy is unflinching and completely unapologetic in her critiques on the pervasive misogyny of the Middle East and North Africa, detailing how religious, cultural, and economic oppression reduces millions of women to second-class citizens. The overarching thesis is that the Middle East is in dire need of a cultural and sexual revolution, headed by women. While she is obviously critical of the current society, she makes it clear that what she objects to is the totalitarian patriarchy headed by clerics--not to Islam itself. In fact, she cites Quran teachings as well as popular (and quite erotic) poetry written by Muslim women in the early half of the 20th century to argue that the current social norm of repressed sexuality is contradictory to what she considers true Islamic teaching. β–ͺ️
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Eltahawy's take on the hijab was particularly interesting. She started wearing hijab in her teenage years, in what she refers to as a defense mechanism against the rise of unwanted sexual attention from men. It didn't work. Almost as if the sexual harassment and assault directed her way had nothing to do with her wardrobe, and everything to do with power structures..... πŸ€” Anyway after eight years, she stopped veiling---and now she seems pretty against the practice. I found this a little startling. What do you think? β–ͺ️
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#ReadWomen2017

#Detroit here we come. πŸ›«Performing two works by @m_baxley and @sarahwild_man next weekend! πŸ’ͺ🏼🀘🏻 .
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#girlrevolution #girlpower #girlgroup #femaleartists

"I hate men who are afraid of women's strength." - Anaïs Nin ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏻
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Thanks to @googleghostpress for sending these cute stickers and pins with the Nasty Woman shirt I ordered! This isn't even an ad or anything, I just love the shirt a lot. Plus proceeds go to @plannedparenthood and @aclu_nationwide, which is πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ½πŸ‘ŒπŸΏ
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#feminist #feminism #nastywomen #intersectionalfeminist #female #intersectionalfeminism #equality #humanrights #womensrights #womensupportingwomen #feministasfuck #intersectionality #genderequality #nastywoman #resisterhood #shepersisted #feministfightclub #yesallwomen #heforshe #antisexism #girlpower #endgirlhate #istandwithpp #civilrights #plannedparenthood #girlrevolution #womenempowerment #antitrump #empoweringwomen #profeminism

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Leaving for Detroit on Tuesday! Can't wait to show our two works, Bites Back and Inside Voices. #proud #femaleartists #girlgroup #girlpower #girlrevolution πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ€˜πŸ»πŸŽ‰
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@prissychryssy @thealexisruby @parishawkins @katiebethschultz

Any limits you feel you have in your life have been placed there by you in one form of another. Women are the biggest culprits of this self destructive behavior and it begins as a little girl. Imagine what you could accomplish or even try to do if you didn't believe you were limited? This would cause a tidal wave of incredible women making positive change globally and it starts with one little girl. #empoweringgirls #Empowerment #selfvalue #buildingconfidence #BuildHerUp #ParentingGirls #nolimits #GirlPower #girlrevolution #letsdothis

By @nessleee πŸ–€

Whose chickens are these? 🐣

This is the premise for every single boy-meets-girl tv show/movie plot ever. Boy meets girl. Girl isn't interested. Boy stalks/harasses/enters her personal & safe spaces/kisses her to shut her up when she protests etc. Girl realises that his creepy/sexual predator behaviour is really "love" and falls for him instantly. Boys all over the world mimic this behaviour and girls don't know any better.

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