Tunisia: Mixed Messages for Women

Is the glass half full or half empty?

After the tumult of the Arab Spring, that is the question posed by and for many women affected by the uprisings when it comes to preserving or expanding their rights.

Mr. Ben Ali “gave women some rights,” Ms. Yahyaoui said in an interview. “But because you’re wearing a bikini and drinking beer, you think you’re free? You’re not free. I’d rather have the burqa and democracy,” she said, adding: “And I’m secular.”

Read the full article published 21 Novmber 2012 by The New York Times


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