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Thousands of Egyptian women march to protest military brutality


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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 stomped on them, and stripped one half-naked in the street during a fierce crackdown on activists the past week.

The dramatic protest, which grew as the women marched from Tahrir Square through downtown, was fueled by the widely circulated images of abuses of women. Many of the marchers touted the photo of the young woman whose clothes were partially pulled off by troops, baring her ...


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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 ...

Thousands of Egyptian women march to protest military brutality


[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 stomped on them, and stripped one half-naked in the street during a fierce crackdown on activists the past week.

The dramatic protest, which grew as the women marched from Tahrir Square through downtown, was fueled by the widely circulated images of abuses of women. Many of the marchers touted the photo of the young woman whose clothes were partially pulled off by troops, baring her ...


[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 ...

Quick Hit: Mona Eltahawy talks about being sexually assaulted and beaten by Egyptian police

Last Wednesday, Twitter erupted with the news that Eqyptian-American feminist journalist Mona Eltahawy was being beaten, sexually assaulted, and detained for 12 hours by Eqyptian security forces.

Back from Cairo, with her broken arms in casts, she spoke to Democracy Now about the assault, the recent clashes between protestors and police that have left 40 people killed and thousands injured, and the significance of yesterday’s first parlimentary elections.

Here’s what she had to say about the ongoing battle women face in the revolution:

Women are fighting. We’re kicking and screaming and shouting. Women have been part of this revolution from the very beginning. And women are demanding that whoever wins these elections, whoever gets the parliamentary majority, recognizes ...

Last Wednesday, Twitter erupted with the news that Eqyptian-American feminist journalist Mona Eltahawy was being beaten, sexually assaulted, and detained for 12 hours by Eqyptian security forces.

Back from Cairo, with her broken arms in ...

Breaking: Mubarak ‘most likely’ to step down tonight.

UPDATE: Mubarak is not stepping down as of yet. Clearly, he didn’t get the hint.

According to several news sources, Hosni Mubarak may be stepping down tonight. The AP reports the military has made a national announcement that they are “stepping in to “safeguard the country,” and assured protesters that President Hosni Mubarak will meet their demands in the strongest indication yet that the longtime leader has lost power.”

Also, via NBC

Following an all-day meeting of the country’s supreme military council, state television reported that the military council had expressed its “support of the legitimate demands” of the people.

NBC News reported that a high-ranking source inside the president’s office said Mubarak would step down and the newly appointed vice president, Omar ...

UPDATE: Mubarak is not stepping down as of yet. Clearly, he didn’t get the hint.

According to several news sources, Hosni Mubarak may be stepping down tonight. The AP reports the military has made a national announcement ...

Women central to Egyptian Revolution

The news from Egypt continues to flood in as the protests continue, despite the government crackdown on internet and travel throughout the country. President Mubarak, the center of much of the criticism from the Egyptian people, will reportedly announce soon that he will not seek another term as President.

If you want to follow what’s happening in Egypt from a feminist perspective, Mona Eltahawy is your woman. Jezebel has a great feature about Mona, and you can follow her on her site and on twitter. You might also recognize her from all the US media appearances she’s been making this past week.

She’s a vocal Muslim feminist. A recent quote from her about this role:

She ...

The news from Egypt continues to flood in as the protests continue, despite the government crackdown on internet and travel throughout the country. President Mubarak, the center of much of the criticism from the Egyptian ...

Quick Hit: Protests continue in Egypt.

I am sifting through the mountains of coverage on protests in Egypt right now and came across this picture and had to share.

And appropriately captioned by Jamia Wilson on Facebook with a Jimi Hendrix quote, “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” via the Atlantic tumblr.

For live coverage of the protests check Al Jazeera. MSNBC also has some really upsetting, but powerful pics up as well. There is coverage everywhere, so please leave more links in comments.

UPDATE: Mother Jones is updating their blog with the most recent information and some critical basic information for those just geting caught up.

I am sifting through the mountains of coverage on protests in Egypt right now and came across this picture and had to share.

And appropriately captioned by Jamia Wilson on Facebook with a Jimi Hendrix quote, ...