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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ursula Lindsey on Women in the Egyptian Revolution

Ursula Lindsey, a frequent blogger at The Arabist,  has a Newsweek piece posted over at The Daily Beast on "The Women's Revolution."

Women were at the forefront in Tahrir (and some of them were subjected to what were referred to as "virginity checks" by the military); as Lindsey notes, the only woman in the current cabinet is a Mubarak holdover.

She has also found every reporter's dream: two related and contrasting examples: a young, jeans-wearing feminist and her aunt, a committed supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood. It's a good read, and a thoughtful one.

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