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Pamela Chrabieh Author Interview on PRETTY-HOT.COM

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written. I am a Lebanese and Canadian scholar, university professor, artist-painter, peace and feminist activist, and author of several academic and non-fiction publications in English, French and Modern Standard Arabic. I currently live in the United Arab Emirates. What is the name of your latest [...]

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Reeds from Red Lips Book – Meet our Authors!

The Reeds from Red Lips book includes diverse stories from Southwestern Asia (Middle East) on arts and gender – stories told through poetry and prose in English, French, Modern Standard Arabic and Lebanese, and through a selection of conceptual photography artworks, digital visuals, cartoons and paintings. ——————————– Featured Authors and Artists: Dr. Pamela Chrabieh | [...]

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Reeds from Red Lips: a new book on Gender and Arts in Southwestern Asia

What influence does gender have on art production in nowadays Southwestern Asia? Does gender embody everyday life experiences, including the artistic experience? Are gendered spaces of the region Orientalized, demystified, or both? Are bodies, especially women bodies, described asexualized, passive and silent? Do local authors and artists living in diaspora reproduce totalizing or essentialist tendencies? [...]

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My Feminism between the USA and the UAE

Feminism Is Too Strong of a Word I did not identify myself as a feminist until fairly recently.  Growing up, I always had the image of a feminist as an angry men-hating, bra-burning, refusing-to-shave-her-legs woman.  I have since been enlightened- according to recent research, there are numerous self-identified feminists who have never burned a bra [...]

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What is Empowerment and what does Feminism have to do with it?

Empowering Women makes for empowered Men, creating empowered Children, producing empowered Communities and builds empowered Societies. Empowerment is a concept used extensively in a wide range of applications and human interaction. To understand empowerment, first power dynamics need to be understood, which is an area too intensive for this piece. The basics of power dynamics [...]

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“Weak, undependable, defective and inferiors” ? More than enough!

I have been a girl that lived in a conservative society for my whole life. Thank god, to a point my parents were a bit loose. But that doesn’t mean I have not seen what a cruel moral and physical treatment a woman receives. So next, I’m  not going to talk about women’s right in [...]

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Why I’m against “Women’s Rights”

No, there is no typo in my title. Yes, I know that this article is written for a “women’s rights in the middle east” website. I’m against the expression “women’s rights” because it implicates in itself an implicit differentiation between men and women at the level of their rights. Merely labeling these rights “women’s” highlights [...]

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A glimpse at the Battle of the Sexes

I recently got into this new life; the working class. And it is in this domain that I’ve seen and heard of sexual harassment, any kind of harassment actually. It is also in this domain that I’ve met young men and women, who would be considered to be the youth and part of the upcoming [...]

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How I Do Feminism

I will not focus here on answering the question of ‘why’ doing feminism in a closed circle with tiny windows, but I will definitely talk about the ‘how’ – in fact, the ‘how’ is related to the ‘why’ -: while seeing and defining ‘change’ from different yet complementary perspectives – as a professor and academic [...]

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هل يمكن أن نتكلم عن “ربيع” المرأة في العالم العربي؟

 كثر الكلام عن الخطر الذي يكمن في إستيلاء الجماعات الإسلامية المتطرفة على إدارة المجتمعات والسياسات الوطنية، ولكن تهب رياح التغيير في العالم العربي – من المطالبة بالحريات والحقوق الإنسانية والإطاحة بالإستبداد السياسي ومعها حركات جديدة تطالب بحقوق المرأة؛ حركات متنوعة في المنهجية المعتمدة والخطاب النسوي و الآراء والممارسات، منها تعبر عن غضبها وترصد الإنتهاكات للحقوق، [...]

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