Egypt’s sexual harassment of women ‘epidemic’

H/T Don L


Egyptian women are harassed by men and boys in Cairo. Photo: August 2012 Some Egyptian women are now scared to appear alone or even with female friends in public places

Campaigners in Egypt say the problem of sexual harassment is reaching epidemic proportions, with a rise in such incidents over the past three months. For many Egyptian women, sexual harassment – which sometimes turns into violent mob-style attacks – is a daily fact of life, reports the BBC’s Bethany Bell in Cairo.

Last winter, an Egyptian woman was assaulted by a crowd of men in the city of Alexandria.

In video footage of the incident, posted on the internet, she is hauled over men’s shoulders and dragged along the ground, her screams barely audible over the shouts of the mob.

It is hard to tell who is attacking her and who is trying to help.

The case was one of the most extreme – but surveys say many Egyptian women face some form of sexual harassment every day.

Marwa, not her real name, says she worries about being groped or verbally harassed whenever she goes downtown. She says it makes her afraid.

“This is something that scares me, as a girl. When I want to go out, walking the street and someone harasses or annoys me, it makes me afraid.

“This stops me from going out. I try to be excessively cautious in the way I dress so I avoid wearing things that attract people.”

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5 Replies to “Egypt’s sexual harassment of women ‘epidemic’”

  1. This is life under the iron hand of the Muslim Brotherhood, Shariah Law and the lunacy of Mohammad Morsi…..and should we be surprised.

    Egyptian laws allowing sexual intercourse with the corpse of dead wives.

    Egyptian laws allowing the possession and sale of “sex slaves”.

    The rising restriction of female dress and clothing.

    The rising hatred and enslavement of Egyptian women.

    Violent and lethal attacks on all those who oppose the edicts of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    I find very amusing the stuttering and surprise of the Liberal Left in response to this muslim/islamic sickness and psychopathy as it grows exponentially and, daily, provides us with new boundaries of the madness that is islam, the madness that is the lunatic fringe of humanity.

    Egyptians richly deserve this in its entirety, perhaps it will serve as a warning to Western and European women……..I say perhaps, although I’m not holding out much hope.

    Regards, Don Laird
    Edson, Alberta, Canada

  2. When there is a conflict such as in the case of black people being whipped or women being harassed by the circumcised brown men of Islam the BBC does seem to take the side of the victims but never will it say anything against its pet love Islam. The Islamic Pig is the most loved of all things and he will not be mocked and neither will his wonderful belief system.

  3. I do hope people read this article and stop going to Egypt for holidays. I hope all Western people stop going to any of these Islamic hellholes for holidays but what can you do. A couple of my family members have just been to Turkey!

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