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In case you are not sure why Mona Eltahawy has been regularly subject to criticism, here is a good introductory article. Most of the articles I found via sharquaouia’s tumblr.

  1. Al Jazeera’s Roundup of praise and criticism
  2. Samia Errazzouki, “Dear Mona Eltahawy, You Do Not Represent “Us”
  3. Mehreen Kasana (Quote from her Tumblr)
  4. The Frustrated Arab, “Us and Them: On Helpless Women and Orientalist Imagery”
  5. Foreign Policy, “Debating the War on Women” - Includes responses from Leila Ahmed, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Hanin Ghaddar, Naheed Mustafa, and Sondos Asem
  6. Tahrir Spirit, “I don’t really think they hate us”
  7. Dima Kathib, “Love, Not Hatred, Dear Mona”
  8. Omid Safi, “The hypocrisy of the “Why They Hate Us” rhetoric of Muslim Native Informants”
  9. Mona Kareem, “‘Why Do They Hate Us?’ A Blogger’s Response”
  10. Ayesha Kazmi, “Oh Mona!”
  11. Tahrir and Beyond, “Mona: Why do you hate us?”
  12. Tom Dale, Open Democracy, “Hatred and misogyny in the Middle East, a response to Mona el Tahawy”
  13. The Atlantic, “The Real Roots of Sexism in the Middle East (It’s Not Islam, Race, or ‘Hate’)”
  14. Global Voices Online, “Do Arab Men Hate Women? Mona Eltahawy Faces Firestorm”
  15. Sherene Seikaly and Maya Mikdashi, Jadaliyya, “Let’s Talk About Sex”
  16. Egypt Initiative for Personal Rights, “Get an Arab Woman to Say it For You”
  17. AltMuslimah, “Everybody ‘Hates’ Mona”
  18. Colonial Feminism, “Dear Mona Eltahawy”
  19. LoonWatch, “Why Do They Hate Us? They Don’t”

If you know of any more articles to contribute to this list please send me a message (You can send links through fanmail)