Studying women’s rights in Arab world through sex

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IANS | Nation – 

Jaipur: What goes on inside bedrooms reflects the politics of a system, believes British author of Egyptian descent Shereen el Feki, who in her debut book has used sex as a lens to peep into the conservative lives of the Arabs and has correlated it with the stifled voices of women at various levels – from politics to economics – in the Arab world, especially Egypt.

“I am a firm believer that what goes on behind the closed doors of the bedroom is a reflection of your society and what shapes your outlook,” El Feki, a writer, a broadcaster and an academician who was here for the just-concluded Jaipur Literature Festival, told IANS in an interview.

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