bb ghanouj Posted about 1 month ago Shereen El Feki: A little-told tale of sex and sensuality i wish they would leave the middle east alone. talks like this - with this tone, with these examples, with this one-sided research - all we are doing is perpetuating stereotypes, and defending western thinking as righteous, correct, and flawless. not true. the west has its own problems, and the east has separate ones. let's stop printing western ideals on the middle east and saying "wow! look how backwards!" they are different places with different histories and different issues. why do they talk about sex in a foreign language? because english is taking over everything, not because they are ashamed to use arabic. many people don't know older arabic terms for anatomy (sex anatomy included, but other things too). sciences are taught in english, prepping students to move abroad where they believe they have better opportunities. i don't know the breadth of her research, but it sounds like we were looking for our hypothesis a little, no? as if domestic abuse does not happen in the west. as if every married couple in america is grinning ear to ear 24/7..