Egyptian Women Protesting Sexual Assault are Sexually Assaulted

by duncanr

It was not just men who took to the streets to protest against President Mubarak of Egypt. Women too were there in Tahrir Square demonstrating against his rule.

They were back in Tahrir Square on Friday. This time to protest against sexual harassment.

According to a 2008 report by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights . . . “two-thirds of women in Egypt experienced sexual harassment on a daily basis

The response to the women’s protest confirms . . .their argument that sexual assault is still rife – the protesters were attacked by around 200 men who sexually assaulted them

http://tinyurl.com/7qrgfd6

The new regime ushered in after the overthrow of Mubarak appears to have done little to benefit women. For them it seems to be very much a case of . . .

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose !

33 Responses to “Egyptian Women Protesting Sexual Assault are Sexually Assaulted”

  1. What . . ?

    No comment from Icicle on what she’d do to these men, how she’d garotte, castrate and disembowel them?

    How she’d set fire to their dustbins and crap through their letterbox at 3.00 in the morning?

    Ttch !

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  2. Duncan, I don’t think they speak French in Egypt.

    The Arab ” Bahl-bahl ” might have been more appropriate (literally, same-same.)

    God, I love this feeling of superiority.

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  3. It’s to do with muslim men having an oedipus complex. I read an article in the Guardian or Independent a few years ago, but can’t find it now.

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    • Please, Bud, for my sake don’t mention Freud and his shitty theories. Makes me so angry I could pop a blood vessel. Penis envy, Freud? Yo mama has penis envy turd brain!

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      • Uniscikill. I don’t know where you’re coming from, but your reply to stickybud is quite unacceptable. Who do you think you are, talking to people that way?

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        • I’m confused. Is my request disrespectful or my “Penis envy…” comment? If it’s the latter, that was about Freud and directed at Freud, unless Stickybud’s real name is Sigmund Freud. As for who I am… I am a nobody. Surprisingly, it took an awfully long time to figure out.

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          • @Eunice
            Aha! Your Freudian slip is showing! Why does it make you angry, as opposed to, say, amused?
            Personally, I find he makes me indifferent.

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            • “Why does it make me angry?”…

              I hate Sigmund Freud because of his weird, screwed up “theories” and for me it destroys any credibility he had gained from his early work. Psychoanalyzing behavior by trying to find reasons of a sexual nature bothers me the most. Yes, people have sexual needs – big deal! Why do we need to make it into some hidden motive, taboo, or comical subject? It’s just another function of the human body.

              Needless to ‘say’ (again)… his “Penis Envy” shit disturbs me. If I want power, I won’t sit around wishing for a pair of balls to grow or be jealous of any man. So, if this makes me a feminist – I don’t care. I’m sick and tired of the way I’ve seen men act around and treat women. Yeah, there are good men out there. I won’t argue with that, but more women should be taught to be independent. Then, there’s the flip slide – women abuse men too. Which is why I believe neither gender should depend on or form any unrealistic expectations from the other.

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              • Freud’s theories tell us a lot more about himself and the sexually-repressed climate of society at the time.

                Anyone who seriously thinks they explain anything about human behaviour and motives needs their head examined !

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    • An octopus complex? You’re pulling my leg(s)

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  4. Anyway…. taking my life in my hands and also breaking my earlier promise to stop winding up Duncan for using Americanisms….

    What’s all this “..protesting sexual assault….” shit? You can protest against something, or protest about something, but you can’t protest it. It makes fuck all sense to anyone with a reasonable grasp of English grammar.

    At the very least, it makes fuck all sense to me; and as far as I’m concerned, I’m the one who matters.

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    • You remind me of King Canute, nobbly – only instead of turning back the tide, you are fighting a battle to freeze in time the english language you learnt at school. And like Canute – you will fail

      Language is a living thing. It changes over time. If it did not, we would still be speaking the incomprehensible english spoken in Shakespeare’s day.

      New words, e.g., internet, enter common parlance. Other words, e.g., gay, wicked, change their meaning. Still others, e.g., mobile, change from a term describing the characteristic of a person or object, to become a noun. And words such as ‘disrespect’ become verbs

      And on top of all that, there’s buggers like me starting sentences with ‘AND’ 😆

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      • I PROTEST ! ! !

        Errm, don’t I ?

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      • I know! I bloody well know!

        We’ve had this discussion at work; and came to the conclusion that plenty of nouns end up as verbs. How else could someone chair a meeting, at which somebody tabled a motion?

        This does not, however, mean that during their transitional period, these bastardised words and phrases sound either right or acceptable. This one in particular sounds plainly ridiculous, and bears all the hallmarks of fuckwit business-speak.

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      • The trouble is, these changes happened slowly, as there were far fewer prople living in smaller, more dispersed communities. No radio or electronic media, and less cultural interchange..
        As humanity has ‘progressed’, this process has sped up until, in the commnications age, everybody knows everybody .
        Such a fast ‘turnover’ puts the language at risk, as it will change too quickly for everybody to catch up.

        English is such an expressive language anyway that there is no need to make up new words (apart from scientific ones, maybe) or change themeanings ofexisting ones.

        People who have been brought up with English ought to know it, and respect it

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        • Oh, something happened there, in the middle of my rant – I didn’t post it, I’m sure.

          You never told me about that ‘abort’ button, Duncan.

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      • @duncanr *…Language is a living thing. It changes over time. If it did not, we would still be speaking the incomprehensible english spoken in Shakespeare’s day.*

        Absolutely right duncan! Changes over time have made English the wonderful language that it is today, It’s a pity so few people speak it nowadays.

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  5. Well, not to be put off…

    The trouble is, these changes happened slowly, as there were far fewer prople living in smaller, more dispersed communities. No radio or electronic media, and less cultural interchange.
    As humanity has ‘progressed’, this process has sped up until, in the commnications age, everybody knows everybody else’s trends as soon as they happen.
    Such a fast ‘turnover’ puts the language at risk, as it will change too quickly for everybody to catch up.

    English is such an expressive language anyway, that there is no need to make up new words (apart from scientific ones, maybe) or change the meanings of existing ones.

    People who have been brought up with English ought to know it, and respect and cherish it. And that goes for punctuation, too.

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  6. Methinks the author of ye Shakespearean insult generator knoweth not the difference between ye full-stoppe and ye exclamation marke. (!)

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