Feminism vs. Islamism in Tunisia || Crucible of Arab Spring tries to reconcile its two modern revolutions
New Tunisian government will have to prove it can overcome modern and conservative tensions, then try to advance a new constitution that will accommodate the demands of the Islamists.
“The laws equalizing women’s rights to those of men only encourage prostitution,” declares Umm Amana, a Tunisian woman who won’t disclose her full name, in an interview with the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat. “The purpose of these laws is to exploit women’s bodies in exchange for false freedom.”
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