“a violent society, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy”
A couple days ago I wrote about Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, a young Egyptian woman who posted naked pictures to her blog to “call attention to a violent society, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy”. I believe I called her one of the bravest people I’ve ever heard about, and I stand by that statement. It probably doesn’t surprise you at this point to learn that some Egyptians want to have her whipped.
Look, if someone says that you are violently oppressive and their stance of defiance against your alleged violent oppression is to publicly post photos of themselves, then calling for them to be brutalized, possibly executed, really just tells the world that they’re right.
I’m far too tired to do this subject justice. So I’ll just ask you a question. What’s more obscene, posting public naked photos, or having some publicly whipped?
Posted on November 20, 2011, in Daily Post and tagged Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Egypt, fucking patriarchy, Islam, postaday2011, public brutality, we should be better than this by now. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
TherTo delve further into this topic I suggest reading “Half The Sky” by Nicholas D. Kristof. It talks about the way women in nations such as Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan,etc are “punished” for lesser acts than posing naked. Also talks about how empowering women in such nations would improve the standard of living in developing nations.
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