Women and the Arab Spring
January 23, 2012 3:48 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for any resources on the role women are playing in the Arab Spring. Articles, websites, essays, videos, art, statistics etc. are all greatly appreciated. Both Arabic and English would work. Thank you!
posted by Corduroy to Society & Culture (3 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
You asked for "art" and I love this photo by Shadi Ghadirian of a defiant woman in a head scarf. Though, it predates the Arab Spring and is by an Iranian artist.
posted by exogenous at 4:00 PM on January 23, 2012

Response by poster: Crazy, I saw that picture earlier today for the first time on a poster for Pearls on the Ocean Floor, a 2011 documentary about female Iranian artists. Wonderful, similar photos in the linked video.
posted by Corduroy at 4:05 PM on January 23, 2012

Do a search on Mona Eltahawy, who has been involved in and is a commentator on Arab Spring, particularly on women's issues. Her Twitter feed is also insightful as she consistently responds to and RTs other commentators within both the Arabic and English-speaking communities.
posted by so much modern time at 5:09 PM on January 23, 2012

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