The latest wave of anger has emerged in the wake of continuing attacks on women during major demonstrations in Tahrir Square. This report by Sarah El Deeb for the Associated Press preceded the most recent outrages. Then came the women's demonstration last Friday, which was attacked by unidentified baltagiyya. Here is Sarah El Deeb's report on that attack, for Associated Press. And a video (Arabic) from Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Some of the recent blogging in English:
"Post Jan25 Random Posts," :They were Cowards and I Shall Remain."
Zeinobia, #EndSH: Again We Face Ugly Reality"
Holly Dagres, "Fight Harassment 101: Egypt's Obstacle to Ending Sexual Harassment."
A document from the activist group nazra.org [PDF], "[Three] Testimonies on Recent Sexual Assaults on Tahrir Square Vicinity."
Blogger identified as "Hana," "Helplessness is How They Win."
And one by a male blogger, "Helpless."
And the interactive website HarassMap remains a tool in the battle against this extensive and widespread problem.
|Hands Off! (Lit., Cut Your Hands)|
This is not just an issue that has arisen since the revolution, nor one that stems primarily from political motives. I won't ramble on about it again here, but suggest you read the testimonies of those who deal with it every day, and consider this a voice in support from a man with both a wife and a daughter.