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Lebanese Writer Joumana Haddad's Call to Arab Women

Lebanese poet and writer Joumana Haddad is used to controversy.

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She's the founder of a print and online magazine called Jasad ("Body").

It's the first erotic magazine published in Arabic for women in the Islamic world.

Haddad now has a new book out with a very provocative title.

It's called I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman.

The book is part autobiography, part political diatribe.

Haddad says it's a call to Arab women — and the entire Eastern and Western worlds — to rethink their idea of what an Arab woman is.

Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with Haddad.