Mona Eltahawy - Writer and Activist

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Duration: 30 minutes

Arabs have risen up against their repressive authoritarian rulers, but what will their post-revolution societies look like? In Egypt and Tunisia, power has shifted in the direction of political Islam. Is that the culmination of the march to freedom? HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur speaks to Mona Eltahawy, who thinks not. The controversial Egyptian-American writer and feminist says genuine liberation is impossible while Arab men continue to hate Arab women. In this era of uprisings, is her message a wake-up call or a dangerous distraction?

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Stephen Sackur

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