From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
[Salma Idilbi is a Syrian writer. This text was written in Arabic and published on Jadaliyya. It is translated by Fatima Fettar] I spent every moment of my entire education, from age four to eighteen at “Dar al-Salam” School at the center Al-Najma Square in the heart of Damascus, It was one of the best private schools. Its students were all from affluent families; businessmen, officials, and what was then know as “the middle class.” My own cousin who was twenty years my ...Keep Reading »
Fatima Fettar is studying Middle Eastern Studies and Religious Studies with a concentration on Arabic language at the College of William and Mary. She is an intern with Jadaliyya.
"a rhetoric of justification emerged that sought to blame victims and bystanders rather than the perpetrators... The discourse attributes sexual violence to gaps in education and wealth, as if it is only working classmen who do the harassing, and as if the only women who are harassed are middle-class Cairenes."click | email | tweet