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The women of the Arab spring: from protesters to parliamentarians?

By Natana DeLong-Bas BOSTON, Massachusetts: What do Asmaa Mahfouz, Munira Fakhro and Tawakul Karman all have in common? They are all strong, capable women defying the popular Western image of the oppressed, repressed, suppressed Muslim woman hidden behind a black chador or blue burqa, helplessly waiting for Western liberation. The biggest challenge these women face is …

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