Women In the Egyptian Revolution

Here is a great (quick) look at the state of women post- 2011 revolution. Activists from various countries talk about the loss of “the feminist honeymoon” and the “Marie Antoinette effect” of despot leaders’ wives. Lina Ben Mhenni speaks out about her experience since the revolution.

Reported by NPR’s Sheera Frenkel.

You can read the transcript or listen to the story here.

Lina Ben Mhenni, Tunisian blogging and feminist activist.

Lina Ben Mhenni, Tunisian blogging and feminist activist.

Police Brutality and the dangers of protesting as a female in Egypt (Content is Disturbing)

Regardless of political standing or religious beliefs, women in Egypt face the threat of physical and sexual violence during public protests. Below are a series of videos that can give some idea of the chaos experienced on the ground by women. These videos include clips from the infamous case of police brutality against a girl who is known only as “the girl with the blue bra.” Stripped and beaten by the police, she has never been found. One clip shows us the extent of the injuries suffered by a woman who tried to help the girl in the blue bra.

While these images are disturbing, they give us a raw/unedited look at the conflict in Egypt, a look at what Samar faces when she braves the square.

Read how women in Egypt reacted to this violence in this NPR article about the image of the blue bra. by Kainaz Amaria.   Amira is a photographer and multimedia producer based in Mumbai, India.

A visual conceptualization of the "Blue Bra" controversy by Yasser El-Mongy

A visual conceptualization of the “Blue Bra” controversy by Yasser El-Mongy

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