Ep 276 Mona Eltahawy on Rahaf Mohammed & Octogenarian Artist's 1st Exhibit


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Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed captured the world’s attention recently when she barricaded herself in a Thai hotel room after fleeing abuse in her own country. Using social media, she communicated with the outside world from her hotel room, she is now safe in Canada. Egyptian-American journalist and activist Mona Eltahawy played no small part in her escape, translating her Arabic tweets into English and using her contacts to bring attention to Rahaf's plight. On today's show Eltahawy speaks to Kathy from Canada about Rahaf and the oppression of women in Saudi Arabia's guardianship system. Later, co-producer Jennifer Ryan talks to Kathy about Eileen Twomey, the 84-year-old Donnybrook resident who is fulfilling a lifelong ambition holding her first ever art exhibition at her Dublin home this weekend. Plus: Róisín tells Kathy why she has gotten into Opera later and they talk about the Gillette ad that caused a stir this week.

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