Mona Eltahawy

Mona Eltahawy is an Egyptian American freelance journalist and commentator, and the author of “Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution.” Her essays and op-eds on Egypt, the Islamic world, and women’s rights have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, the Miami Herald, and other publications. Newsweek magazine named Eltahawy one of its “150 Fearless Women of 2012,” and Arabian Business named her one of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women. She has appeared as a guest commentator on MSNBC, BBC, CNN, PBS, Al-Jazeera, NPR, and dozens of other television and radio networks. She is extremely active on Twitter, with over 230K followers.