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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 ICYMI: the Crunk Feminist Collective and The Nation DJed your 4th. What to the slave is the fourth of July? What to the prisoner is the fourth of July? The N-word on the 4th of July. An immigrant kid’s perspective on citizenship and the Voting Rights Act. The U.S. caters to male desire. North [...]
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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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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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