Mona Eltahawy

Egyptian-American journalist (born 1967) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Mona Eltahawy (Arabic: منى الطحاوى, IPA: [ˈmonæ (ʔe)t.tˤɑˈħɑːwi]; born August 1, 1967) is a freelance Egyptian-American[2] journalist and social commentator based in New York City. She has written essays and op-eds for publications worldwide on Egypt and the Islamic world, on topics including women's rights, patriarchy, and Muslim political and social affairs. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and the Miami Herald among others. Headscarves and Hymens, Eltahawy's first book, was published in May 2015. Eltahawy has been a guest analyst on U.S. radio and television news shows. She is among people who spearheaded the Mosque Me Too movement by using the hashtag #MosqueMeToo.[3][4][5][6]

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Mona Eltahawy
منى الطحاوي
Mona Eltahawy at MIT Media Lab's 2018 Disobedience Awards
Born (1967-08-01) August 1, 1967 (age 55)
Port Said, United Arab Republic
(present-day Egypt)[1]
NationalityEgyptian, American
EducationThe American University in Cairo

Eltahawy has spoken publicly at universities, panel discussions and interfaith gatherings on human rights and reform in the Islamic world, feminism and Egyptian Muslim–Christian relations, among other concerns.