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Rape culture attempts to silence Egyptian women

Tweet **Trigger warning** In a recent survey from UN Women, 99.3 percent of all Egyptian women report being sexually harassed, and 91.5 percent have experienced unwelcome physical contact. However, nestled within this spike of rampant sexual assault and rape of Egyptian women, justice for the victims and pressure for societal changes to address its own [...]
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12 year old boy Ali Ahmed on the Muslim Brotherhood’s fascist theocracy and feminism

TweetMy faith in large parts of humanity has been shaken this week. This kid is giving me some hope for the future, though. Watch how Ali Ahmed explains to news outlet El Wady what a fascist theocracy is and then preaches the importance of feminism to a new Egypt. I love when the interviewer asks, [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Egyptian cartoonist Doaa Eladl publishes a controversial cartoon criticizing FGC. The North Dakota Senate has approved a ban on abortions after six-weeks of pregnancy, the most restrictive in the country. Both cops involved in Kimani Gray’s murder had already been named in federal lawsuits. The Middle East’s first women’s museum has opened in Dubai. [...]
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Student journalist describes being sexually assaulted by mob in Egypt

Tweet*Trigger warning* Another horrifying sexual assault against a woman journalist in Egypt is spotlighting the epidemic of harassment in the country–as well as the risks lady reporters regularly face across the globe. The attack against Natasha Smith, a British student journalist working on a documentary about women’s rights, during the post-election celebrations this past weekend [...]
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Join Egyptian women in speaking out against street harassment today

TweetAs I’ve mentioned, last Friday a group of Egyptian women gathered in Tahir Square to protest sexual harassment were attacked by a group of men and–you guessed it–sexually assaulted. Sexual assault of female protesters has marred Egypt’s revolution from the get-go. And your every-day, garden-variety street harassment is a regular occurrence. A 2008 survey by [...]
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