Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX18350
One afternoon earlier this year, I stepped into the carriage of a Cairo metro train. I was on the way home from interviewing female students - all of them devout, veiled Muslims - who had been snatched off the street and sexually assaulted by police for protesting against the military regime. It was hard for them to speak openly about the attacks for fear of shaming their families and destroying their own chances of marriage.