Top 70 Mona Eltahawy Quotes

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My family moved to Saudi Arabia from Glasgow when I was

My family moved to Saudi Arabia from Glasgow when I was 15. Being a 15-year-old girl anywhere is difficult – all those hormones and everything – but being a 15-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia… it was like someone had turned the light off in my head. I could not get a grasp on why women were treated like this.
Mona Eltahawy
When we complain to Egypt’s Western allies about whichever autocrat is in power, we are asked, ‘But who is the alternative?’ It is a question designed to frustrate.
Mona Eltahawy
My feminism does not demand that a woman have an equal opportunity to torture, alongside men. Torture is no less wrong because a woman, not a man, carries it out.
Mona Eltahawy
Bashar al-Assad’s henchmen stomped on the hands of famed Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat. Our dictators tailor wounds to suit their victims’ occupations.
Mona Eltahawy
Feminism, as I see it, is not about counting women in key jobs.
Mona Eltahawy
I joke that one of the rare times Egyptians identify as African is when the national soccer squad is playing in the African Cup of Nations – and preferably winning it.
Mona Eltahawy
I’m a survivor. I’m a messenger.
Mona Eltahawy
Anti-U.S. sentiment has been born out of many grievances – support and weapons for such dictators as Mubarak, unquestionable support for Israel in its occupation of Palestine, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen that kill more civilians than intended targets.
Mona Eltahawy
What is satire if not a marriage of civil disobedience to a laugh track, a potent brew of derision and lack of respect that acts as a nettle sting on the thin skin of the humourless?
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When Tunisians overthrew Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 29 days and Egyptians Hosni Mubarak in 18 days, it was an appropriate rebuke to dictators and Bin Laden.
Mona Eltahawy
As an Egyptian, I was glad to see the film ‘Black Panther’ embrace my country with its inclusion of the Ancient Egyptian goddess Bast as the deity of Wakandans. But considering the anti-black racism against the Nubian indigenous community and visitors in my country, I knew Egypt would not return the love.
Mona Eltahawy
I grew up looking at my parents as equals.
Mona Eltahawy
While the 2011 revolution did not remove the regime, it has shortened the seemingly endless patience that many Egyptians once had for military rule.
Mona Eltahawy
We left Egypt when I was seven, and we didn’t return until I was 21. My teen years were divided between the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. Up until we left the U.K., it was like your regular teenage years. The one thing I remember is that I couldn’t date. That was one thing my parents made very clear.
Mona Eltahawy
As a feminist of Egyptian and Muslim descent, my life’s work has been informed by the belief that religion and culture must never be used to justify the subjugation of women.
Mona Eltahawy
Saudi Arabia isn’t just a conservative country with different values we shouldn’t judge. It is a modern Gilead.
Mona Eltahawy
It was precisely my love of the First Amendment that made me join sidewalk activists in 2010 to support an Islamic community center’s right to open in Lower Manhattan.
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I wore the hijab – a form of dress that comprises a head scarf and usually also clothing that covers the whole body except for the face and hands – for nine years. Put more honestly, I wore the hijab for nine years and spent eight of them trying to take it off.
Mona Eltahawy
Muslim views are not a monolithic blob.
Mona Eltahawy
That morning of 11 September 2001, as we watched the twin towers crumble on live television, America and I would develop a bond that has proven deeper and more enduring – for better or worse, through sickness and health – than the one I had with my now ex-husband.
Mona Eltahawy
As a U.S. citizen, I cherish the First Amendment.
Mona Eltahawy
It’s one thing to be groped and harassed by passers-by, but when the state gropes you, it gives a green light that you are fair game.
Mona Eltahawy
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, like his most recent predecessors Mohamed Morsi and Hosni Mubarak, rarely mention the Sinai Peninsula other than to celebrate its liberation from Israeli occupation in 1982.
Mona Eltahawy
I can write about my culture and religion because I am a product of both. Even when I’m accused of giving ammunition to the Islamophobic right, in the struggle between ‘community’ and ‘women,’ I always choose the women.
Mona Eltahawy
Good riddance, Bin Laden – an unwelcome squatter in the house of my religion who tore down all the walls and was prepared to throw them on a fire to keep himself warm.
Mona Eltahawy
I’m no fan of Sarkozy, but I support a ban on face veils because they erase women from society and are promoted by an ultra-conservative ideology that equates piety with the disappearance of women.
Mona Eltahawy
My birth at the end of July 1967 makes me a child of the naksa, or setback, as the Arab defeat during the June 1967 war with Israel is euphemistically known in Arabic.
Mona Eltahawy