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Spring 2022 Issue

This edition of the journal took as its point of departure and inspiration the grassroots feminist burst of activity in the past several years in Egypt. Women and girls have taken to social media to highlight issues ranging from street harassment and assault to domestic violence, marital rape, gang rape, seeking legal and public action. The visibility of these stories has forced a national conversation that has long been denied. In this issue of Khamasin authors cover a range of topics from colonial legacies and the politics of curly hair, to violence against women in Algeria and Egypt. But the articles also explore those spaces and pockets of resistance and change from grassroots movements to online spaces of dialogue across the Middle East from Egypt to Iran.