Friday, 07 March, 2014
The Middle East is a region often misunderstood, especially when it comes to sexuality and gender relations. As a part of Sex Week, we will discuss sex and gender in this region over Middle Eastern food. The luncheon will address what Islam, the major religion in the region, really teaches about sex and gender and how those teachings play out in Middle-Eastern culture at large. However, the talk will emphasize the region's national and religious diversity and the intersectionality between religion and culture, including a look at how Middle Easterners and Arabs of different religions are influenced by sexual and gender norms in the Arab World.