Unveilings: A Desert Journey, 1973-1983
Unveilings, first published in 2004 and now in its 2nd edition, reveals the author's Middle East experiences during the 1970s and 80s, continues with Capitol Hill experiences including 9-11 when the author lived on Capitol Hill, and ends with a 21st Century view of the Iraq War and current events including the ISIS threat. During these years of global power shifts, the author's world view transformed from innocent to knowledgeable and far more sophisticated. In this world of new realities, she understood the threat to women's rights and to all human rights. As the author traversed a raw, desert land ruled by strict Sunni Islam, she realized the inevitable clash of cultures looming on the horizon. In the United States in 1973, Roe v. Wade ruled unconstitutional a state law that banned abortions; thereby strengthening women's rights and freedoms. In that same year, the Arab Oil Embargo greatly empowered the Saudi nation ruled by Sunni Islam as petrodollars poured into a nation with no respect for women or democracy. Storm clouds gathered on the horizon; women's rights were at the center of the storm. Middle East nations, one by one, fell under a black veil; and on September 11, 2001, the storm came to America. Now, in 2014, war rages in the Middle East; in America, women, once more, fight for women's rights and for all human rights.
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