Last year, I did a pictorial post entitled Women of Egypt: Then and Now, a sequence of photos of Cairo University graduating classes from 1959 through 2004. Click on the link as a stark dress-code reminder of just how far women’s freedom and rights have fallen in Egypt through the years — and imagine what THIS year’s photo will look like.
Here is how Egyptian women celebrated International Women’s Day. And to think we spent billions to help out these “Freedom Fighters” to have their “Liberation” in the form of Creeping Sharia.
Here’s a little snapshot of how women are faring in Egypt today under The Brotherhood and the Salafists, which are fancy names for zealot males who abuse and dominate women. And we helped make it happen. Isn’t that great? (Photo: Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters)
By Charlene Gubash
CAIRO, Egypt – International Women’s Day took on special meaning for the more than 1,000 Egyptian women who braved harassment to march through downtown Cairo Wednesday.
The demonstration was sparked by the belief of many women that the recent political victories by socially conservative Islamists, who now control over 70 percent of the parliament, will eventually undermine the few hard-fought rights they have won.
“The situation is going backward,” complained flight attendant Nadia Salim. “The Salafists (conservative Islamists who believe in a strict interpretation of Sharia law and that women should have a limited role in society) and Muslim Brotherhood will bring us back 100 years.”
Trying to preserve existing rights
The women said they took to the streets not to gain more rights, but to preserve those they already enjoy. “We have to hold onto what we have because of the Salafists and Islamists,” warned university professor Iman Azzad.
You can read the rest of this pathetic situation that we helped create here.
With the throwbacks to Pithecanthropus Erectus now in charge of Egypt, women have lost the 64 seats in Parliament they had before “Freedom” rang in Egypt–and are reduced to five, presumably if they behave themselves. You get the picture.
Please take the time to see a video of Activist Dina Abou El Soud, who fears women’s rights are going to be the first thing to go. Gosh, what a surprise. Arab Spring. My ass.
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