Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual by Mona Eltahawy

By Mona Eltahawy

The journalist Mona Eltahawy isn't any stranger to controversy. via her articles and activities she has fought for the autonomy, protection, and dignity of Muslim ladies, drawing vocal supporters and detractors. Now, in her first e-book, Headscarves and Hymens, Eltahawy has ready a definitive condemnation of the repressive forces-political, cultural, and religious-that decrease thousands of girls to second-class citizens.
Drawing on her years as a campaigner for and commentator on women's concerns within the heart East, she explains that because the Arab Spring begun in 2010, girls within the Arab global have had revolutions to adopt: one fought along males opposed to oppressive regimes, and one other fought opposed to a complete political and economic climate that represses girls in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, and different nations.
Eltahawy has traveled around the center East and North Africa, assembly with girls and hearing their tales. Her ebook is a plea for outrage and motion, confronting a "toxic mixture of tradition and faith that few appear prepared or in a position to disentangle lest they blaspheme or offend." A manifesto stimulated by way of desire and fury in equivalent degree, Headscarves and Hymens is as illuminating because it is incendiary.

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Finally, Phil Shaver provides an integrative overview of the conceptual territory, with its current mysteries, controversies, and opportunities for further research and theory development. CONCLUDING REMARKS This book makes clear that Bowlby’s behavioral system perspective and its use by romantic attachment researchers have been very fruitful over the past 20 years. I hope the ideas and findings presented in this book will stimulate other scholars to apply a behavioral system perspective to the study of love and that future research will be directed at the normative and individualdifference aspects of other behavioral systems discussed or hinted at by Bowlby, such as exploration, affiliation, and aggression/dominance.

These worries about self and relationship partners can keep the attachment system in a continually activated state, cause a person’s mind to be preoccupied with threats and the need for protection, and drastically interfere with the functioning of other behavioral systems. Negative attachment interactions indicate that the primary attachment strategy, proximity and support seeking, is failing to accomplish its set goal. As a result, the operating parameters of the attachment system have to be adjusted, and certain secondary attachment strategies are likely to be adopted.

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