Author: Zaina

Bad Girls of the Arab World

“Bad Girls of the Arab World” – Edited by Nadia Yaqub and Rula Quawas This interdisciplinary collection of writings by and about Arab women is the first that focuses explicitly on Arab women’s often-fraught engagement with the boundaries that shape their lives in the twenty-first century. Product details Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: University of Texas Press…
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October 9, 2017 0

The Jordan Times: Book Celebrates Voices of Young Women on Journey of Self-Discovery

By Suzanna Goussous Original published on Apr 27, 2016 At the Jordan Times AMMAN — Celebrating the voices of Jordanian women who “are not afraid to break the silence”, and as a testament of proud and brave voices, 120 young women participated in producing a book to empower themselves and their peers. In “The…
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April 30, 2016 0

Launching of “The Voice of Being Enough”

The launch of “The Voice of Being Enough: Young Jordanian Women Break Through Without Breaking Down” took place at the American Corner in the University of Jordan on April 26th, 2016 with more than 50 attendants including teachers and students from JU and from ASU as well as representatives from TAKAMOL USAID. The event witnessed…
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April 27, 2016 0


“When you save someone you imply that you are saving her form something. You are also saving her to something. What violence’s are entailed in this transformation, and what presumptions are being made about their superiority of that to which you are saving her? Projects of saving other women depend on and reinforce a sense…
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April 15, 2013 0

“The Rhetoric of Salvation” by Phoebe Peckenham

“The Rhetoric of Salvation” by Phoebe Peckenham Originally published on Apr 14, 2013 in Academic Data, Papers The rhetoric of Laura Bush’s speech is a point of great contention in Lila Abu-Lughod’s article, “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving.” Abu-Lughod made several interesting points regarding the rhetoric of Bush’s speech, such as how the use…
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April 14, 2013 0

“Who Has The Authority to Struggle?” by Marielle Velander

Who Has The Authority to Struggle? Feminism has increasingly been accused of being a Western movement that reinforces the racist and classist system that emerged out of European colonialism. In this new era of female agency we need to take into consideration these colonial legacies and look at our own advocacy for women’s rights based…
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April 11, 2013 0

Arab Feminism/Colonialism

In her essay “Is Feminism Relevant to Arab Women?”, Nawar Al-Hassan Golley focuses on the post-colonial era in 19th century Egypt, in which the British colonization established the roots of imperialism. The writer also discusses the Orientalist view that the west formed about the orient as a backward place full of oppression, where people, especially…
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February 27, 2013 1

A presentation by Diana Al Qawasmi

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January 21, 2013 0

Why and Why..

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January 25, 2012 0

Change for a Dollar

January 21, 2012 0