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    The Arab Woman

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    The Arab Woman The Arab woman, is there really a clear cut, precisely defined profile of what characterizes a woman of Arabia? Barren sand dunes, nomadic tribes of cloaked men, wearing turbans, mounted on camels, wielding swords, and their weak woman folk to whom they dictate. This is a classic Hollywood image of the Arab’s of the Middle East. The helpless female who is subjected to the will of her militant husband or aggressive father is nothing new to the average person of the present time

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    Frontiers of an Arab Woman

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    Frontiers of an Arab Woman “When you spend a whole day among the trees, waking up with walls as horizons becomes unbearable (Mernissi, 59).” One would assume that in the face of woman’s liberation-access to an equal and higher education, choice of a husband and access to a prosperous/independent future-that a woman would be positioned to escape gender oppression. However, this is not the case for the Arab women of Fatima Mernissi’s Dreams of Trespass and Ahdaf Soueif’s In the Eye of the

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    Contemporary vs. the Traditional “The Arab woman shares with her sisters a common fate: a life of renunciation, of captivity, during which she will have to atone for her sin of having been born a woman in a hyper-male society where the ever-present feminine remains synonymous with shame and threat (Salman, 6).” ~Magida Salman The four novels—Pillars of Salt, A Woman of Five Seasons, A Balcony over Fakihani, and Dreams of Trespass— depict the plight of being a woman in various regions across the Middle

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    dangerous and hurtful to Arabs. They are commonly represented as amoral terrorists (bombers), wealthy sheiks (billionaires), and sexy dancers (belly dancers). Arabs commonly refer to this by using the alliteration, “the three B syndrome.” Through the endless news reports about violence, hijacking, and terrorism over the years, people from Arab countries have come to be America's cultural enemy. As a result, the entertainment industry releases movies and video games featuring Arab terrorist characters

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    Arab Culture Essay

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    Birth and death in the Arab culture has being one of the most interesting topics that is being discussed more frequently. When people talk or hear about the Arab culture they tend to think about different things about them like they are being considered as terrorist, they oppress their women and many things like that. But we tend to forget that this people, the Arabs are also human beings that they have normal day-to-day activities like people in the other part of the so-called westernized world

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    ... middle of paper ... ...is another advantage of stand-up comedy. To speak taboos, anti-western remarks, or even anti-Arab sentiments on stage in comedy is more passable than in a serious drama. In a comedy, performers and producers can pass the program on the basis of “it is just a joke” license. Paraphrasing Mulkay, Mcilvenny says: Works Cited “Stand-Up Comedy: Arab-American comedians in New York (legendado).” 2012. Ajmantube Video, 06:47. Posted by EmyIncorporate, June 7, 2012. http://ajmantube

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    Not Your Typical Arab Male Stereotype

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    of the Crescent Moon, Anatomy of a Disappearance, and Lebanese Blonde, all three male Arab characters have shown that they go against this grain of the stereotypical Arab male gender/ culture. Whether it’s Doctor Adoulla Makhslood, the ghul hunter in the city of Dhamsawaat, who’s simply trying to rewind after a hard days of work and enjoy his tea; Or Nuri el-Alfi, the young boy with an odd fascination for a woman who becomes his step-mom with a father who can only be described as mysterious; Or Samir

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    issue of racial profiling?  Americans love to use data and statistics to justify their actions. What data might justify special searches of anyone who looks "Arab" at an airport? There are up to 7 million Arab Americans in the United States.  If we add all those South Asians (1.6 million), Latinos and African Americans who might "appear" Arab, we have a ballpark figure of at least 10 million folks.  How many of these are bona fide terrorists? Let's say 100. That amounts to 0.001 percent. As a very

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    Gender and Diversity

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    & women based on economic, political, education & health criteria”, is an effective measure to benchmark the national gender gap of each country. According to the Global Gender Gap report 2013 by the World Economic forum, the gap exists the most in Arab countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and many other countries. This paper will attempt to prove that this gap is mostly accounted to the prevalent cultural norms in the MENA region. Gender stereotypes and cultural norms have

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    Good Neighbors

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    Saul. (2013). Lev Vygotsky. Retrieved from http://www.simplypsychology.org/vygotsky.html Matrisciano, Michelle. (2001). Howard Gardner’s educational theory. Retrieved from http://www.newfoundations.com/GALLERY/Gardner.html Fayad, Mona. (2013). The Arab Woman and I. In M. Adams, W.J. Blumenfeld, C. Castaneda, H.W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (114-115). New York: Routledge. Harro, Bobbie. (2013). The Cycle of Socialization. In M. Adams, W.J. Blumenfeld

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