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Looking outside in: the impact of Arab women and Western Media’s approach on the Arab Spring

Looking outside in: the impact of Arab women and Western Media’s approach on the Arab Spring

Ramzy Baroud talks about how women’s role in fueling the revolution and Western media’s slant on the Arab Spring

July 27, 2011 1:31 by



Arab revolutions are attempting to examine larger issues that have tremendous impact on all aspects of life. They are actively confronting the suffering caused at the hands of local dictators supported by Western and other foreign governments. Western media and intellectuals, however, continue to seek only easy answers to intricate, multifaceted questions. In doing so, they follow the path of the same superficial, stereotypical and predictable discourse. While Arab societies discuss democracy, freedom and social justice, Western writers continue to follow the imagined paths of Al-Qaeda, Islamists, moderates and extremists. In all of this, they are embarking on yet another futile hunt, a hunt that which will yield no concrete answers, and more misguided policies.

Ramzy Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist and the editor of PalestineChronicle.com.



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