World Affairs Council of Greater Houston presents Mona Eltahawy: The Rights and Roles of Women in the Middle East

Mona Eltahawy
Photo courtesy of World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

Mona Eltahawy’s book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why The Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, seeks to inspire and outrage in its readers. In it, she details her personal story and journey to feminism alongside a larger portrait of what it means to be a woman in the Middle East. Her book extends the argument originally made in her seminal article for Foreign Policy entitled, “Why do They Hate Us?.” She argues that although the Arab Spring may have overthrown tyrannical regimes, the revolution for women has yet to begin.

Event Details


10.7.15 | 6:30 pm


Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Ln.
Houston, TX 77027


Ticket Info

Members are free; Non-Members - $20.