It takes a revolution to let you walk down the street

February 13, 2011 at 1:56 pm (revolution, Rosie B, women)

Thanks, Butterflies and Wheels, for pointing out this article:-

Of all the astounding things that Rihab Assad has witnessed during these days of tumult, one stood out for her: the sight of a woman with a megaphone leading a crowd of demonstrators in chants.

“And all of these men just chanting after her, repeating what she said,” said Assad, an office manager in her 40s who lives in Cairo. “To me, this was something entirely new.”

. . .

Egyptian women often shun crowded public places, fearing the pervasive sexual harassment that is the norm here. Simply walking down a Cairo street can be an ordeal of catcalls, pinching and unwanted propositions. But women attending the protests reported being treated with an unaccustomed respect.

Long may it last and not go the way of Tehran.

3 Comments

  1. SteveH said,

    “Simply walking down a Cairo street can be an ordeal of catcalls, pinching and unwanted propositions. ”

    Sounds like a night out in Sheffield actually.

    Stop it with this be afraid of Islam! I am now starting to believe the conspiracy you are funded by Israel and I hate conspiracies!

  2. jim denham said,

    “I hate conspiracies!” You may hate conspiracies, Steve, but like all anti-semites, conspiracy *theories* are fundamental to your thinking and your views of the world.

  3. SteveH said,

    Oh yes I had forgot that. Are you a member of the illuminati Jim?

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