Mona Eltahawy is an Egyptian-American feminist. She is the author of The Seven Necessary Sins For Women and Girls (2019) and Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution (2015).

She is a commentator whose opinion columns have appeared in newspapers around the world, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian and others, and is a frequent guest analyst on television and radio.

She is an outspoken critic of the military backed regime in Egypt and of successive US administrations which have propped up that regime. She frequently writes about the growing danger of patriarchal authoritarians around the world – such as Donald Trump in the US and Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in Egypt – and is adamant that feminism is the most effective way to fight their threat.