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Behind the Kingdom’s Veil: Inside the New Saudi Arabia Under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

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Release Date: 03/31/2021

If the U.S. Controls Women’s Bodies, Why Do We Criticize Iran? show art If the U.S. Controls Women’s Bodies, Why Do We Criticize Iran?

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An abortion is a medical procedure that ends a pregnancy. It is a basic healthcare need for millions of women, girls and others who can become pregnant. Worldwide, an estimate 1 in 4 pregnancies end in an abortion every year, according to Amnesty International. But while the need for abortion is common, access to safe and legal abortion services is far from guaranteed.   In countries like Iran abortion is illegal. Iranian women conduct unsafe and hidden abortion procedure in private clinics to end their pregnancies. In this audio oped, Sara Jamshidi compares Iran and the United States of...

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About this episode: If justice is an essential value in Islam, why have women been treated as second-class citizens in Islamic legal tradition? In her book , Ziba Mir-Hosseini explores how democratic gender laws might be constructed from within the Islamic legal framework. She explains how her journey, and the journeys of six influential Muslim intellectuals, has created the framework for further exploration of gender equality in Islam. About our guest: , specializing in Islamic law, gender and development, she is a founding member of Musawah Global Movement for Equality and Justice in...

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The fascination with the houri, the pure female of Islamic paradise, began long before September 11, 2001. The Beauty of the Houri: Heavenly Virgins, Feminine Ideals demonstrates how the ambiguous reward of the houri, mentioned in  and developed in Islamic theological writings, has gained a distinctive place in the cultural eye from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. We talk with Nerina Rustomji, an associate  and the author of The Beauty of the Houri: Heavenly Virgins, Feminine Ideals. The houri had multiple functions in  that ranged from caretaker, to pure...

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      Hello and Salam to you beautiful peaceful bridge makers. Journalists report on women in Muslim and Middle Eastern countries when their rights are violated. But they report on women in Western societies when their rights are respected, according to Islamophobia and Media Portrayal of Muslim Women, a text analysis of U.S. News coverage by Rochelle Terman. Is there a way to challenge this reality? I think there is. Salam again, My name is Sara Jamshidi, publisher of Goltune.com. Here at Goltune we are a group of passionate, professional women looking to bridging the gap...

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Susanne Koelbl is an award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent for the German news magazine DER SPIEGEL. In her recent book Behind the Kingdom’s Veil: Inside the New Saudi Arabia Under Mohammed Bin Salman, she chronicles the changes in Saudi Arabia in recent years. Sara Jamshidi will talk with Koelbl about Saudi Arabia and the murder of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi.