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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 down ...

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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 ...

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 down ...

[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 ...

There’s no crying in intramural basketball, but there is gender discrimination

When I was a kid, the first person who told me I can play basketball just as good as the boys was my dad. He, along with my mother and my brother, told me never to apologize for being the fastest girl on the basketball court or on the track. For the most part, I grew up with positive gender consciousness, and participating in sports, along with family support, made that possible.

At thirty-years-old, I continue to pride myself in the gender work that I do in academia and in the community. I teach two introductory women’s studies courses; one as an assistant instructor at Barnard, and the other at an urban after-school community center. I have a master’s degree in ...

When I was a kid, the first person who told me I can play basketball just as good as the boys was my dad. He, along with my mother and my brother, told me never to apologize ...

Saudi women are granted the right to vote. Now what?

In an unprecedented move, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote this past Sunday. Women in Saudi Arabia have been organizing on a variety of fronts, pushing for political representation, fighting for the right to drive and for more mobility in public since as of right now women have to be chaperoned when in public. While the right to vote is a marginal step forward and a great media opportunity in the face of a how terrible Saudia Arabia looks internationally on the issue of women’s rights. But the real question many activists are asking is, ‘will this actually make women’s lives that different?’

The NYTimes reports,

Even under the new law, it was unclear how many women would ...

In an unprecedented move, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote this past Sunday. Women in Saudi Arabia have been organizing on a variety of fronts, pushing for political representation, fighting for the right to ...

“What these women are doing is brave”: Clinton Responds to Saudi Women Drivers

You may have heard about women in Saudi Arabia organizing a plan to jointly defy the women’s driving ban by encouraging women with international driver’s licenses to get in their cars and drive on June 17.

Yesterday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded to the demands of these Saudi activists and spoke out in support of the right of Saudi women to drive.

“What these women are doing is brave and what they are seeking is right,” Clinton said. “The effort belongs to them. I am moved by it and I support them.”

As Bloomberg reports, this comment was made a day after her spokeswoman advocated “quiet diplomacy” as a more effective way to tackle the ...

You may have heard about women in Saudi Arabia organizing a plan to jointly defy the women’s driving ban by encouraging women with international driver’s licenses to get in their cars and drive on June ...

Saudi women’s campaign for the right to drive in action today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuKlDnUzerA

Organized a month ago after a Saudi activist, Manal al-Sharif and her brother, were arrested for driving, today Saudi women (and maybe even some men dressed in women’s clothing) will be taking to the streets to protest women’s ban on driving. The video above is one of the first released of a woman driving today.

As Vanessa wrote last month:

Sharif is one of the organizers of Women2Drive, a right-to-drive campaign to be launched on the 17th. Interestingly enough, there is no actual law that bans women from driving, but citizens have to use locally issued licenses that can’t be issued to women — so Women2Drive are telling their followers to use foreign-issued ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuKlDnUzerA

Organized a month ago after a Saudi activist, Manal al-Sharif and her brother, were arrested for driving, today Saudi women (and maybe even some men dressed in women’s clothing) will be taking to the streets to protest ...

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