Empower your rage

Eltahawy gives her uncensored opinion about how to fight patriarchy. How can we seize the energy of the #metoo movement to make real change? And how can women facing different oppressions fight together for their rights?

“Be true to yourself. Never apologize. Burn it to the ground. F**k yes.” These words characterize Eltahawy’s out-loud approach to address the various oppressions that women face on a daily basis. Without provoking, defying, disobeying and disrupting the patriarchy we cannot change women’s positions. It’s this belief that drives her to speak out about injustices worldwide, whatever the consequences may be: from the position of women in the Arab world to the ‘whiteness’ of #metoo.

Mona Eltahawy (Port Said, 1967) is an Egyptian-American columnist and radical feminist. Her columns and articles are published in the New York Times, The Guardian and The Washington Post. She is the author of Headscarves and Hymnes: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution.