„Wir nehmen die sexuelle Zwangsjacke kaum wahr, in die muslimische Frauen gezwängt sind“

„I hear this a lot. My email inbox is jammed with messages from women who, like me, are of Middle Eastern and Muslim descent. They write to vent about how to ‚get rid of this burden of virginity,‘ or to ask about hymen reconstruction surgery if they’re planning to marry someone who doesn’t know their sexual history, or just to share their thoughts about sex.

Countless articles have been written on the sexual frustration of men in the Middle East – from the jihadi supposedly drawn to armed militancy by the promise of virgins in the afterlife to ordinary Arab men unable to afford marriage. Far fewer stories have given voice to the sexual frustration of women in the region or to an honest account of women’s sexual experiences, either within or outside marriage. …We barely acknowledge the sexual straitjacket we force upon women“. (Die ägyptische Journalistin und Feministin Mona Eltahawy in der New York Times: Sex Talk for Muslim Women“)

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