Woman of the Day

Countless academics, journalists and activists who were writing at any given time pass us by mostly unnoticed.  Now we have access to so many lives, and though the internet is drowning in vanity, it is crucial to learn about even those who don't qualify as traditional celebrities or household-name journalists but who are exceptional standouts in their field.

There are millions who are rarely seen, yet take huge personal and professional risks to provide the public with insight behind the veil of the endless cable news machine and online searches that become bogged down in SEO optimised sensational headlines.   I enjoy discovering remarkable people, especially women.   I don't need to waste any more space here to list Ms. Eltahawy's accolades, click her name below to read her bio and her recent articles.

"How much does Saudi Arabia hate women? So much so that 15 girls died in a school fire in Mecca in 2002, after "morality police" barred them from fleeing the burning building -- and kept firefighters from rescuing them -- because the girls were not wearing headscarves and cloaks required in public. And nothing happened. No one was put on trial. Parents were silenced. The only concession to the horror was that girls' education was quietly taken away by then-Crown Prince Abdullah from the Salafi zealots, who have nonetheless managed to retain their vise-like grip on the kingdom's education system writ large."

Read the whole article at Foreign Policy Magazine

She also took action against the recent hate campaign aimed at Muslims:

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