asmaa-mahfouz-is-up-in-your-patriarchy-subverting-your-assumptions-about-muslim-women

09.02.2011 § Leave a comment

rippin your genius, shesamarxist

“So Democracy Now! reported today that there was a youtube video made three weeks ago, that helped spark things off in Egypt. It was made by a 26 year old woman, her name is Asmaa Mahfouz…

Asmaa’s agitation is interestingly gendered. She describes herself as a girl, being assaulted by military and demands that people come out to protest to give Egypt her honor. She tells the men out there who are watching that the girls are going down to protest again. She says that if the men refuse to show up to protest, if they do not stop being passive, they will contribute to the girl protesters being humiliated.

At one point she says “Sitting at home and just following us on news or on facebook leads to our humiliation… it leads to my humiliation”.”

 


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