‘Sex Talk for Muslim Women’ does not go well with Pakistan

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Published on: 10 May 2016 12:12 PM GMT
‘Sex Talk for Muslim Women’ does not go well with Pakistan
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Washington: Noted American-Egyptian feminist author and journalist Mona Eltahawy on Monday lashed out at Pakistan for censoring her write-up on Muslim women and sex.

“The ban imposed on my article showcases the height of gender discrimination in the over-conservative Islamic country,” said the award-winning journalist.

Eltahawy’s article was, however, available online in Pakistan but the newspaper version in the local ‘Express Tribune’ was missing and the column of the newspaper, where it was supposed to publish, remained blank.

“We cannot afford to publish such controversial articles about Islam in the country,” said a highly placed source at the Express Tribune on the conditions of anonymity.

Highlights:

  • Eltahawy is also a vocal public speaker on the rights of women.
  • The author entitled her controversial article as ‘Sex Talk for Muslim Women”.
  • The article was published in Friday’s edition of the ‘New York Times’.
  • In the piece of literature, Eltahawy discussed about sex before marriage in defiance of her own faith and upbringing.

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