In a new book, women from the Middle Eastern countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria are taught how to dress as men in their own communities.
And their advice will soon be coming to American women.
“In Jordan, I have a friend who is a very well-known female fashion designer who wears a dress that she makes,” says Amal Clooney, who starred in the film “Moulin Rouge.”
“It’s a very girly dress that I really like.
It’s something that I would wear for myself.”
In Lebanon, Clooney says she wears a traditional dress with a simple belt around her waist.
“It has a lot of little pieces of fabric, and it’s a simple, very feminine dress,” she says.
“The skirt is shorter than the skirt that you see in a lot [of Arab countries], so I just take that and make it more girly.”
“The skirts are shorter than [the] skirts that you can see in [Arab countries],” says Clooney.
“They are shorter, and they are more feminine.”
In Egypt, Cloone says she has a simple dress that is simple, yet stylish.
“You just need to take the pieces and add them together, and then you get a really, really pretty dress that you’re going to wear every day.”
In Syria, the Middle-Eastern country’s most populous country, women have more freedom than ever before to choose what they want to wear, but it’s still very much a men’s-only country.
In the U.S., there is a cultural taboo against women wearing makeup or jewelry.
“So if I have to wear a very, very simple dress, I’ll go and buy a very pretty one that is really feminine, and I will go and wear it every day, and wear that every day,” says Cloone.
“I don’t really want to go and look at the men, but I’m not going to deny myself the chance to wear that because it’s so beautiful.”
“We want to have a world that looks like this,” says Ali Alsabani, a Syrian-born American who is one of the book’s authors.
“If you don’t want to be in that world, then we need to be able to be with women in it.”
Alsabbani says she wanted to write a book that would help women of her country understand how to wear the clothes they have grown to love.
“We are in a very patriarchal world, and there is an expectation that a woman can’t wear makeup, can’t have any jewelry, and that a man cannot wear anything that doesn’t match her body,” she said.
“And so I decided to write about women’s fashion.”
Alasabani says that while she wants to empower women in the Arab world, she wants the book to help her as well.
“Because I think that women in America have always had this expectation that women’s culture is this separate thing from our culture,” she explains.
“When I was growing up, I wanted to learn to be an American, and so I have been a part of this world of American culture.
And I have seen it, I’ve seen how women have been treated, and how they have had their rights taken away.
So it’s been really challenging for me.”
The book has already sold more than 1,000 copies.
“This is a book about women who live in the United States, and who are educated, and have their voices heard, and are able to take advantage of the opportunities that are available to them, and to use the opportunity to do things that are different than what is happening in the rest of the world,” she tells CBS News.
“But I also want to inspire them to take this opportunity and to take a step back and look and see how they can be more independent and better empowered in their lives.”
The authors say their goal is to show women in their countries that they have a place in the world, that they are valued and valued enough to be represented in a way that reflects the beauty and the uniqueness of their culture.
“To show how women’s lives are so often taken from them, that their lives are not valued enough,” says Alsabbaani.
“How they are not given the opportunity and their dreams are not realized.
And it’s not a problem that we are all going to have, because this is the United State of America.
This is the way that we think of ourselves.
This isn’t something that is a problem in any other country.
And so I think we can do that.”
Al-Shabaab, the Somali terror group, has also been fighting to destroy the book.
“Somalia has a history of targeting women and girls, and we don’t think that we should be allowed to celebrate these stories of women,” said Alsabaani.
But she also hopes the book will inspire women to take