Egyptian-American columnist and activist Mona Eltahawy has been writing about Islam, the Middle East and women's issues for many years. She was covering the demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square last year when she was detained, beaten and sexually assaulted by Egyptian security forces. For the latest issue of Foreign Policy, Eltahawy authored a provocative and controversial essay entitled "Why Do They Hate Us?" about violence against women in Arab countries. She sat down with Odyssey Networks last week to discuss the Arab Spring, political Islam and the need for Arab society to continue its revolt with a "revolution of the mind" on gender issues.