Gendered torture of women protesters in Egypt

24.03.2011 § Leave a comment

So people are up in arms about the fact that arrested women protesters in egypt were strip searched, abused, harassed, given “virginity tests” (which must either be the police guards sticking something up their cunts or peering up there with a flashlight, right?).

Though that ish is pretty standard.

What is more interesting, perhaps, is putting the blast on the movement itself, which apparently did not react with support. As Nawal El Saadawi said, “We participated in every part of the revolution, and then as soon as it ended we were completely isolated.”

article here. But it’s pretty crap – last line reads “And if these allegations are true…”

“IF”

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