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Mona Eltahawy: “Patriarchy is the form of oppression with which the entire world struggles”

Mona Eltahawy, a prominent feminist in the Arabic-Muslim world, talks to us about sources of oppression for women – the state, the street and the home – and how the feminist struggle should not focus on attaining equality, but on destroying the patriarchy. Her first book, Headscarves and Hymens, has recently been translated into Spanish by Capitán Swing, and we’ve taken advantage of her visit to the recent Kosmopolis Festival to learn more about her deeply intertwined thoughts and experiences.

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Participants: Mona Eltahawy

4 June 2019