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Thursday 22 April 2021

Mona Eltahawy on the Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls (online)

History &
Social Policy

Be angry, ambitious, profane, violent, attention-seeking, lustful, and powerful. These are the “seven necessary sins” that Egyptian writer and activist Mona Eltahawy says women and girls are not supposed to commit – but absolutely should. Eltahawy advocates a muscular, out-loud approach to teaching women and girls to harness their power.

On April 22 she comes to Intelligence Squared to tell the stories of activists and ordinary women around the world from countries including South Africa, China, Nigeria, India, Bosnia and Egypt who are fighting back against these taboos and tapping into their inner fury. Rather than teaching women and girls to survive the patriarchal system they have found themselves in, Eltahawy will use these stories to show them how to dismantle it.

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Mona Eltahawy on the Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls (online)


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Speaker
  • Mona Eltahawy

    Egyptian-American freelance journalist


Location
  • Online event
Time
  • Thursday 22 April 2021
  • 6pm to 7pm GMT



Speakers

Speaker

Mona Eltahawy

Egyptian-American freelance journalist


Feminist author and award-winning commentator. Her work has been published in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications around the world. She is a frequent guest on current affairs programmes on the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and other media outlets, where her goal is always to disrupt patriarchy. She is also the author of Headscarves and Hymens and recently launched her newsletter Feminist Giant. Her latest book The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is published by Tramp Press on April 22.