Because of the intense stigma against women and feminist movements in the modern day Middle Eastern region of the world, a male writer must write about feminism in order for the societal problems surrounding gender roles to get any attention--as in Victorian England, when Lewis Carroll, a man, sought to undo gender roles in Alice in Wonderland.
In addition, I have already begun to circulate interest in the topic on my Facebook account. I asked for peoples' opinions and what they know about feminism in the Middle East, and to my surprise, I received a lot of attention and comments--many from people I did not know I was still in contact with! Here is just a sample of the comments. I figure, with the people from these comments, I can use them as social proof when I start to really write my essay. I also had a few people private message me about my topic, which is fantastic--but I will not post those since they were privately messaged.