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Monica L. Marks
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Monica L. Marks is a Rhodes Scholar and doctoral candidate in Middle Eastern Studies at Oxford University. Marks has traveled widely throughout the Middle East, where she has interviewed hundreds of politicians, young people, and female activists.

Her commentary engages the interplay of Islamism and women's rights in the Middle East and has featured in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, and OpenDemocracy.com.

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Do Arabs Really 'Hate' Women? The Problem With Native Informants

(221) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 2:35 PM

"Why Do They Hate Us?" asks the latest cover of Foreign Policy magazine. Beneath the title stands a cowering woman wearing nothing but black body paint resembling the niqab, or full Islamic face veil.

Egyptian feminist Mona Eltahawy authored the article. Her central contention -- that Arab...

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