"Feminism doesn't put one gender above the other:" Mona Eltahawy & Laila Khalili

Egyptian activist. Feminist powerhouse. Protestor of oppressive regimes. And most lately, author of the disruptive Headscarves and Hymens. Mona Eltahawy is a woman who embodies what it is to live life on one's own terms, geography, religion and gender be damned.

Laila Khalili is an Iranian academician who specialises in the politics of the middle-east at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

And at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2016, both women answer the same question: is feminism a social movement or a serious political one? And if it is indeed fundamentally political, then what is the serious political impact of feminism?

And the biggest question of all - is feminism giving us all the vocabulary and tools to fight all forms of oppression?

Video produced and edited by Andrew Clarance

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