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Writer slams Pakistan for censoring her article on sex and Muslim women

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By: Eastern Eye Staff

A feminist author hit back Monday at Pakistan for censoring her article on Muslim women and sex, saying the ban exposed the depth of gender discrimination in the deeply conservative Islamic country. Egyptian-American Mona Eltahawy, an award-winning journalist who is a vocal public speaker on women’s rights, penned a opinion column entitled “Sex Talk for Muslim Women” that ran in Friday’s edition of the International New York Times. The article was available online in Pakistan, but the newspaper version, published by the local Express Tribune, featured a blank spot in the opinion pages where Eltahawy’s article had been. Eltahawy said…

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