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Military court clears military doctor of forced virginity tests

TweetIn a report issued on Friday, Amnesty International’s Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Middle East and North Africa Director, spoke about the “unacceptable episode” in which Egyptian women were arrested for attending a demonstration at Tahrir Square, and forced to undergo “virginity tests*,” which “is nothing less than torture.” Since that day, Sahraoui said, ”women protesters have repeatedly faced [...]
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Guest post: Notes from a nude photo revolutionary

TweetThis is a guest post from Saskia Vogel. Vogel has worked as an art model, an editor for an adult entertainment news magazine, a reporter on all things fruit and vegetables, and all the other gigs one takes while writing. She is now the publicist for Granta magazine and is working on a memoir exploring sex and society. She blogs at saskiavogel.com. Last [...]
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Thousands of Egyptian women march to protest military brutality

Tweet [Video via] Yesterday, several thousand women marched through Cairo in what historians described as the biggest women’s demonstration in modern Egyptian history. From the AP: Around 10,000 women marched through central Cairo demanding Egypt’s ruling military step down Tuesday in an unprecedented show of outrage over soldiers who dragged women by the hair and [...]
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Egyptian women’s orgs can’t join 16 Days Against Gender Violence campaign

TweetNovember 25th was the International Day for The Elimination of Violence Against Women, and it launched the the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign which culminates on December 10th, International Human Rights Day. This year’s 16 Days theme is “Militarism and Ending Violence against Women, ” which offers the chance for us to [...]
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Lara Logan speaks out about sexual assault in Tahrir Square

Tweet*Trigger warning* “My sweater was torn off completely. My shirt was around my neck. I felt the moment that my bra tore- they tore the metal clips of my bra. I felt the air on my chest, on my skin… They literally just tore my pants to shreds.” CBS reporter Lara Logan spoke to 60 [...]
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