Iraqi actress Enas Taleb  has begun legal action against The Economist magazine after her photo was used to illustrate how Arab women are more prone to putting on weight. Photo: Enas Taleb via AP
Iraqi actress Enas Taleb has begun legal action against The Economist magazine after her photo was used to illustrate how Arab women are more prone to putting on weight. Photo: Enas Taleb via AP
Middle East

Economist article on ‘fat’ Arab women sparks uproar over body-shaming, legal action from Enas Taleb

  • Enas Taleb is suing The Economist for defamation after her photo was used to illustrate how Arab women are more prone to putting on weight
  • The article’s depiction of men ‘shutting women up at home’ to keep them ‘Rubenesque’ also touched a nerve

Iraqi actress Enas Taleb  has begun legal action against The Economist magazine after her photo was used to illustrate how Arab women are more prone to putting on weight. Photo: Enas Taleb via AP
Iraqi actress Enas Taleb has begun legal action against The Economist magazine after her photo was used to illustrate how Arab women are more prone to putting on weight. Photo: Enas Taleb via AP
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