Tuesday, June 10, 2014

#RealWarOnWomen in the Arab Spring

Teenager sexually assaulted and bloodied during festive Presidential inauguration in Egypt. 

TV anchor reporting incident laughs about it, explains that the (to borrow a phrase from the great Mark Steyn PBUH) "excitable young lads" of Egypt were just happy.

Nothing says happy like sexually assaulting teenagers right?!?!?

All cultures are equal! Equal and happy! Happily equal!!

What is missing from this story??

Hmm....the missing "I" word...the missing "S" word...or the "M" word? 

Now where are they?

I spy with my little right wing hatey Zionist Jew eye the words "conservative" and "patriarchal" but I don't see "Islam" or "sharia" or "Muslim". Strange, that.

"Last week, authorities issued a decree declaring sexual harassment a crime punishable by up to five years in prison. The decree amended Egypt’s current laws on abuse, which did not criminalize sexual harassment and only vaguely referred to such offences as “indecent assault.”

"Sexual harassment has been one of Egypt’s enduring social ills, embedded in the country’s patriarchal conservative culture, where women are seen as inferior to men. Movies often portray women as sex objects, leaving them vulnerable to men who feel empowered by the absence of a strong legal deterrent."


"Last year, a joint report by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Egypt’s Demographic Center and the National Planning Institute found that more than 99 per cent of hundreds of women surveyed in seven of the country’s 27 provinces reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment, ranging from verbal harassment to rape."

"The breakdown in security in the wake of the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak has left Egypt’s streets even more unsafe for women."