Good Look: ‘Why do they hate us?’


One of last week’s most riveting and well-received conversations on “MHP” took place on Saturday, when Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy joined Melissa to discuss her powerful and controversial cover story for Foreign Policy magazine, “Why Do They Hate Us?” The article detailed the many ways in which misogyny and the abuse of women and their rights has become systemic in the Arab Muslim world:

An entire political and economic system – one that treats half of humanity like animals – must be destroyed along with the other more obvious tyrannies choking off the region from its future. Until the rage shifts from the oppressors in our presidential palaces to the oppressors on our streets and in our homes, our revolution has not even begun.

Anything as blunt and forceful as Eltahawy’s essay was will never be without its detractors. Leila Ahmed, a Harvard Divinity School professor who voiced her disagreement also in Foreign Policy, joined the discussion in its second half.

Read the article, take a look at this, and let us know your thoughts so we can continue the conversation. See you at 10am ET!

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Good Look: 'Why do they hate us?'