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They are—we in this country are—incredibly ignorant of the rest of the world. Lesbianism in Arab religious and legal discourses. It was absolutely vital that I keep a journal. Lesbianism is due to a vapor which, condensed, generates in the labia heat and an itch which only dissolve and become cold through friction and orgasm. As Moore grows closer to her woodworking mentor, he begins to treat her as his daughter, imposing traditional, patriarchal limits on her behavior. The root of these words s-h-q means "to pound" as in spices or "to rub," so that lesbians sahiqat , like the Greek tribades, are literally those who engage in a pounding or rubbing behavior or who make love by pounding or rubbing. It is easier not to see. This special issue will be edited by Dr. I never gave it a thought. US citizens do not distinguish these cultures because for the most part they do not make an effort to understand them. The subject of lesbianism has rarely been addressed in the Arab world on the assumption that it is not a priority, or that 'there are no lesbians in our culture', or that some women 'become' lesbians due to some negative experiences or imposed sexual segregation, thus conveying an implicit message that lesbians can or should be heteronormalized once women's circumstances change. Coming out, or being found out, is where the problems really start for many Arab lesbians. Men have interpreted the Islamic texts, and men have made the laws—although women are now also claiming the right to interpret the texts and are slowing taking their place in governments. During that first year in Egypt, I wrote every day, recording conversations as accurately as I could, partly because everything I was seeing and learning was so important to me, partly to explore and counter my own distress. Iman Al-Ghafari at, dr. If it is not always clear that these practices could be dubbed lesbian, they may well be considered lesbian-like. I will hazard several tentative generalizations: When police forces are exclusively — or almost exclusively — male, lesbianism is much more difficult to investigate. It seemed to me they made a special effort to say this, quite possibly to let me know it was fine with them that they were lesbians. It goes almost without saying that any young woman who is not engaged or married will receive amorous attention from her boss. She recalled how much one lesbian couple in Cairo had been adored by their landlady. How was it clear that they knew? Arab leasbian



Galen, the second-century Greek physician whose own daughter was a lesbian, according to medieval Arabic writers, is supposed to have examined his daughter's labia and surrounding veins and to have concluded that her lesbianism was due to "an itch between the major and minor labia" that could be soothed only by rubbing them against another woman's labia. Human rights documents Behind the veil - lesbian lives in the Middle East Lesbians in the Middle East lead a dangerous existence. They are—we in this country are—incredibly ignorant of the rest of the world. It truly never occurred to me that, as an American, a woman, a feminist or a lesbian, I would have trouble. Iman Al-Ghafari, an academic researcher who has extensive publications and contributions to the field of lesbian studies in the Arab cultures. In a macho society, where men run the show and women count for little, lesbians are almost invisible. A culture of dependency, with jobs and funding coming from NGOs and government agencies, is the attendant risk. But although in my own country I felt a need to be out and to speak up in order to work for rights for all of us, in Arab countries I felt strongly that this was not my role. All these punishments addressed homosexuality as being the act of only anal penetration by a man. I was confronting myself—really, my own self-centeredness, self-doubt, and tendency to depression. Invisibility also brings isolation and loneliness, though.

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See Glenn Greenwald, article cited above. Homophobia is found also in poor, largely Christian countries such as Ghana, Uganda and Kenya; and Christian zealots in the US have donated time and money to try to implement severely repressive anti-LGBT laws in Christian Africa, including Uganda, where they tried to implement the death penalty for homosexuals. As for differences, Palestinians, at least up to the last 15 years or so, I believe valued education more than Egyptians did. In fact, if relatively little research has been conducted on female same-sex desire in medieval Europe, even less has been produced on homosexuality in the medieval Arabic literary or Islamicate tradition, and almost no research at all has been done on medieval Arab Islamicate lesbianism. As an American, a woman, a feminist and a lesbian, did you have any trepidations about traveling to Egypt for the first time in ? His book, Unspeakable Love: What follows is our conversation, edited for clarity and brevity. Invisibility also brings isolation and loneliness, though. I was warned, in both Syria and Palestine, that foreign teachers had lost their jobs, presumably when it became known they were having gay relationships, but I felt no need to form intimate relationships. In Egypt, men would be rounded up and arrested in gay bars, but in Palestine, the town of Nablus, in the northern West Bank, was known as the place one could find gay men. Submissions are accepted in English, Arabic or French. A Radical Story by Jack Shenker, The impact of transnational feminism on lesbian activism in the region. The wife, in turn, has no need to account to her husband for time spent with women. Why do outsiders, especially Americans, commonly fail to distinguish Middle Eastern cultures? During that first year in Egypt, I wrote every day, recording conversations as accurately as I could, partly because everything I was seeing and learning was so important to me, partly to explore and counter my own distress. Iman Al-Ghafari, an academic researcher who has extensive publications and contributions to the field of lesbian studies in the Arab cultures. Other Islamic physicians, such as Ibn Masawaih, saw lesbianism as an inborn condition caused by the mother's consumption of certain foods that was passed through breast milk Amer, And, as a lesbian living in relatively conservative Muslim societies, Moore never opens up about her sexuality. Sahar Amer Abstract If the absence of a specific terminology to denote lesbianism in medieval Europe seems to have compromised the production of scholarship about same-sex love and desire among women, the existence of the label sahq and sihaqa, musahaqat al-nisa', or sahiqa Arabic words for "lesbianism" and "lesbian," respectively in medieval Arabic writings did not result in a richer critical production. Myriam Sfeir, at myriam. All abstracts submitted are reviewed by Al-Raida's editorial staff and are subject to its approval. Rather, they rely on mainstream televisions and newspapers, which paint the picture the US government and US corporations want them to see, so that these entities will have a willing public behind them as they make wars across the world and exploit the resources and people of the Global South. What were her expectations prior to first arriving in Egypt?



































Arab leasbian



If it is not always clear that these practices could be dubbed lesbian, they may well be considered lesbian-like. Kindly send your emails simultaneously to the managing editor, Ms. A culture of dependency, with jobs and funding coming from NGOs and government agencies, is the attendant risk. One other record of mine helped tremendously as I wrote the book: These attitudes are reflected in modern Arabic novels, where gay men are almost always portrayed negatively. US Muslims are just about as likely to support same-sex marriage as Christians generally. I answered that I was your everyday garden-variety lesbian. Most Arab countries still have laws on their books that restrict sexual freedom, just as we have in the United States, although the penalties are often harsher. And how did writing help you counter that? This special issue of Al-Raida is intended to shed light on the problematic position of the lesbian in Arab cultures on various interdisciplinary levels. It is not known how many Iranian women have suffered this penalty. Human rights documents Behind the veil - lesbian lives in the Middle East Lesbians in the Middle East lead a dangerous existence. Theorizing the Arab lesbian. Galen, the second-century Greek physician whose own daughter was a lesbian, according to medieval Arabic writers, is supposed to have examined his daughter's labia and surrounding veins and to have concluded that her lesbianism was due to "an itch between the major and minor labia" that could be soothed only by rubbing them against another woman's labia. Otherwise, I simply never mentioned my sexuality, and no one ever asked.

It is not known how many Iranian women have suffered this penalty. Giving him the brush-off by declaring a preference for women is a non-starter. There was no need to talk about it. This special issue of Al-Raida is intended to shed light on the problematic position of the lesbian in Arab cultures on various interdisciplinary levels. Resisting heterosexual stereotypes and linguistic homophobia. Also, because Israel does not allow Palestinians a sustainable economy, Palestinians are in the position of having to depend on outside sources for jobs. The couple of women who visited me during the years looked butch: In the heavily male-orientated societies of the Middle East, gay men are viewed as a threat because they undermine popular concepts of masculinity. In a macho society, where men run the show and women count for little, lesbians are almost invisible. The possibility is still there, though. Chivvis Moore: If it is not always clear that these practices could be dubbed lesbian, they may well be considered lesbian-like. During that first year in Egypt, I wrote every day, recording conversations as accurately as I could, partly because everything I was seeing and learning was so important to me, partly to explore and counter my own distress. Though lesbian sex in the Middle East is mostly illegal, there is less evidence of official persecution than in the case of gay men. When Moore first enters the fray of Alexandria, rather than being ostracized, she is embraced, literally being led through the ancient city to her destination by a string of Egyptian Samaritans. They may travel through countries as tourists but learn little. In fact, if relatively little research has been conducted on female same-sex desire in medieval Europe, even less has been produced on homosexuality in the medieval Arabic literary or Islamicate tradition, and almost no research at all has been done on medieval Arab Islamicate lesbianism. As coldness is repelled by heat, so heat is also repelled by coldness. The future of lesbian studies in Women's Studies and Gender Programs in the Arab countries is a question that needs to be answered within the context of this issue. She had left several other office jobs for similar reasons. And how did writing help you counter that? Very few novels feature lesbian characters, and those that do are mostly by feminist writers who portray lesbian sex as a reaction to the inadequacies of men or a temporary alternative to straight sex. It is easier not to see. Arab leasbian



Without these records, I could not have written the book that I did. Chivvis Moore: I will hazard several tentative generalizations: When Moore first enters the fray of Alexandria, rather than being ostracized, she is embraced, literally being led through the ancient city to her destination by a string of Egyptian Samaritans. People at the university, and the friends I made through the university, had had enough contact with gays and lesbians to perceive who was gay or lesbian without being told. Many think Afghans and Iranians are Arabs. It is also intended to question the politics of love and friendships in the Arab cultures, in an attempt to examine the perplexing position of the lesbian subjectivity and the perils of "coming" out of the complicated Arab closets. The impact of transnational feminism on lesbian activism in the region. The possibility is still there, though. Heat, however, cannot be extinguished by heat; rather, it will increase since it needs to be treated by its opposite. Citations 15 References I think most Palestinians, having lost land, most means of making a living and shorn of age-old community resources, shared the view that education was their best chance at realizing their potential as individuals and as a people. Myriam Sfeir, at myriam. One of the key questions that this special issue will address is the extent to which the lesbian identity can become a recognized reality and a perceived lifestyle without provoking the latent homophobia of the Arab World which still regards gender identity, sexual identity and sexual orientation as alien to the values of 'Our Culture'. It goes almost without saying that any young woman who is not engaged or married will receive amorous attention from her boss. We are just who we are. And so on. According to anecdotes from Arabic literary themes, the origin of lesbianism emerged as a story of a love affair between an Arab woman and a Christian woman in As a result, younger women often use the internet to make contact but there is a lot of deception. You mention that you wrote every day in Egypt partially because you were distressed. Though lesbian sex in the Middle East is mostly illegal, there is less evidence of official persecution than in the case of gay men. It seemed to me they made a special effort to say this, quite possibly to let me know it was fine with them that they were lesbians. US Muslims are just about as likely to support same-sex marriage as Christians generally. They may travel through countries as tourists but learn little. The typical Arab husband jealously guards his wife from the attentions of other men, but the possibility that she might be having a fling with another woman hardly ever occurs to him. In the ninth century some physicians from the Islamicate world thought of lesbianism as an inborn state caused by the mother's consumption of certain foods that, when passed through the milk during nursing, led to labial itching and lifelong lesbianism. I never gave it a thought. What were her expectations prior to first arriving in Egypt? She arrives early and stays some distance from the meeting place, keeping an eye on it to see who turns up.

Arab leasbian



The typical Arab husband jealously guards his wife from the attentions of other men, but the possibility that she might be having a fling with another woman hardly ever occurs to him. Brian Whitaker explores how, against all odds, they manage to survive. I was warned, in both Syria and Palestine, that foreign teachers had lost their jobs, presumably when it became known they were having gay relationships, but I felt no need to form intimate relationships. Where do the Middle East and the United States meet today? Galen, the second-century Greek physician whose own daughter was a lesbian, according to medieval Arabic writers, is supposed to have examined his daughter's labia and surrounding veins and to have concluded that her lesbianism was due to "an itch between the major and minor labia" that could be soothed only by rubbing them against another woman's labia. See Glenn Greenwald, article cited above. All abstracts submitted are reviewed by Al-Raida's editorial staff and are subject to its approval. His book, Unspeakable Love: Arab lesbians in cyberspace websites, online magazines and discussion groups. In one such story — Menstruation by the Syrian writer Ammar Abdulhamid — a married woman explains her many lesbian affairs with other married women: Sahar Amer Abstract If the absence of a specific terminology to denote lesbianism in medieval Europe seems to have compromised the production of scholarship about same-sex love and desire among women, the existence of the label sahq and sihaqa, musahaqat al-nisa', or sahiqa Arabic words for "lesbianism" and "lesbian," respectively in medieval Arabic writings did not result in a richer critical production. Afterward, several of the women in the Institute mentioned to me more than once how much they had liked them. How was it clear that they knew? One of the key questions that this special issue will address is the extent to which the lesbian identity can become a recognized reality and a perceived lifestyle without provoking the latent homophobia of the Arab World which still regards gender identity, sexual identity and sexual orientation as alien to the values of 'Our Culture'. Other Islamic physicians, such as Ibn Masawaih, saw lesbianism as an inborn condition caused by the mother's consumption of certain foods that was passed through breast milk Amer, He will be satisfied just to know she is not spending her time with men. Al-Kindi suggested both friction and orgasm as a corresponding treatment. In a macho society, where men run the show and women count for little, lesbians are almost invisible. The subject of lesbianism has rarely been addressed in the Arab world on the assumption that it is not a priority, or that 'there are no lesbians in our culture', or that some women 'become' lesbians due to some negative experiences or imposed sexual segregation, thus conveying an implicit message that lesbians can or should be heteronormalized once women's circumstances change. Lesbianism in Arab religious and legal discourses. I was confronting myself—really, my own self-centeredness, self-doubt, and tendency to depression. Giving him the brush-off by declaring a preference for women is a non-starter. And how did writing help you counter that? Once the abstract is approved contributors will have to submit their paper no later than September 20, You mention that you wrote every day in Egypt partially because you were distressed. She arrives early and stays some distance from the meeting place, keeping an eye on it to see who turns up. The problematic position of lesbians in Arab NGOs between human rights and women's rights. Your memoir covers a period spanning almost 40 years and occasionally includes excerpts from journals you kept at the time. It seemed to me they made a special effort to say this, quite possibly to let me know it was fine with them that they were lesbians. The future of lesbian studies in Women's Studies and Gender Programs in the Arab countries is a question that needs to be answered within the context of this issue.

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A powerful social critique and a sharp-eyed look at the intersecting lives of four women and one gay man in Jordan's historic capital, a city deeply imbued with traditions and taboos. His book, Unspeakable Love: As Moore grows closer to her woodworking mentor, he begins to treat her as his daughter, imposing traditional, patriarchal limits on her behavior. In Egypt, men would be rounded up and arrested in gay bars, but in Palestine, the town of Nablus, in the northern West Bank, was known as the place one could find gay men. In the ninth century some physicians from the Islamicate world thought of lesbianism as an inborn state caused by the mother's consumption of certain foods that, when passed through the milk during nursing, led to labial itching and lifelong lesbianism. What do you believe is the relationship between Islam and homophobia? Arab lesbians between the historical perception of female homosexuality and the post-modern perception of the 'Queer' identity. I had less energy than I might have had due to a chronic illness and would not, in any case, have considered it a kindness to begin an affair, knowing the complications it could cause for a partner and aware that one day I might leave the country. In fact, some medieval medical views of lesbianism, reported in the Arabic sexological tradition, point to rubbing as an essential cause of the practice. Both are religious, and both live more evidently in accordance with the tenets of their faith, in particular, tolerance and generosity, than the majority of people in the Christian communities in which I was raised. This may explain why less attention is paid to lesbians, though there are also practical reasons. What was the cause of that distress? Returning to Egypt in the s, I worked for two years in an institute in the American University in Cairo where a number of the teachers were gay. Heat, however, cannot be extinguished by heat; rather, it will increase since it needs to be treated by its opposite. I will hazard several tentative generalizations: Examining heteronormativity in the Arab feminist discourse. I never gave it a thought. Available from amazon. Article originally published in Diva magazine, July

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  1. And, as a lesbian living in relatively conservative Muslim societies, Moore never opens up about her sexuality. It was absolutely vital that I keep a journal.

  2. This may explain why less attention is paid to lesbians, though there are also practical reasons. Without these records, I could not have written the book that I did. See Glenn Greenwald, article cited above.

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