Author of Lilith’s Return and founder of controversial Jasad (Body) magazine, renowned Lebanese poet and journalist Joumana Haddad discusses who is the “Arab Woman” today? What are her characteristics, strengths and flaws? What are the clichés still linked to her in the West? What taboos are still keeping her from expressing her body and mind? And most importantly, what is behind the lure of those clichés? What lies beyond the myths, prejudices, over-simplifications and stereotypes, beyond the still persisting Orientalist perspective and the so-called “clash” between the East and the West?
With support from the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS).
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