“In conservative societies, men have always subjugated women by exercising control over their bodies. The female body, virgin and fertilizable, shackled, covered and concealed, is the object of all manner of prohibitions and obsessions. It is both coveted as the symbol of family honour and stigmatised as a source of temptation and discord - the word in Arabic is fitna, by Nadia Aissaoui and Ziad Majed (Original text in French translated by Eric Rosencrantz, Mediapart.fr).
To challenge this very obsession, women in several Arab countries are bent on overturning the established order by putting the issue of their bodies at the heart of public debate. They want to show a patriarchal society that a revolution really is going down - and that it won’t be happening without them….” continue at Nadia Aissaoui’s blog