I am not worthy of calling Nawal El Saadawi an “Honorary Harpy” but I will categorize this post as such anyway. Nawal El Saadawi is renowned Egyptian human rights activist, feminist, medical doctor and former political prisoner who has written extensively on Arab women’s issues. She is one of the most widely translated contemporary Egyptian writers, and her 27 books concentrate primarily on Arab women’s sexuality and legal status.
Dr. El Saadawi spoke with Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! on Monday, where she discussed the role of women and girls in the ongoing protests in Egypt. Have a listen (or read) here!