Foreword / by Ronak Husni -- Preface to the English edition -- Introduction -- Part I. The mutilated half -- The question that no one would answer -- Sexual aggression against the female child -- The grandfather with bad manners -- The injustice of justice -- The very fine membrane called "honour" -- Circumcision of girls -- Obscurantism and contradiction -- The illegitimate child and the prostitute -- Abortion and fertility -- Distorted notions about femininity, beauty and love -- Part II. Women in history -- The thirteenth rib of Adam -- Man the god, woman the sinful -- Woman at the time of the pharaohs -- Liberty to the slave, but not for the woman -- Part III. The Arab woman -- The role of women in Arab history -- Love and sex in the life of the Arab -- The heroine in Arab literature -- Part IV. Breaking through -- Arab pioneers of women's liberation -- Work and women -- Marriage and divorce -- An afterword.
First published in Arabic in 1977.
Includes bibliographical references (pages -325).