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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:15 AM

Egyptian Women Still Struggling For Rights 2 Years After Revolution

By Dina Samir

Thursday, February 14, 2013

"The revolution is not 18 days, nor a year, or two. The revolution is permanent. The fact that we, women, have not reached our aspirations does not mean we should lose hope,” women's rights activist Mariam Kirollos told Ahram Online.

Kirollos said that she is proud of Egyptian women who have been active during the Egyptian revolution either on the front lines, or in the field hospitals and polling stations.

However, women's political representation in 2012, whether in the Constituent Assembly or the dissolved parliament, is far from what Kirollos and other women’s rights activists aspire to.

“We are moving backward,” said Nehad Abou El-Komsan, head of the Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights (ECWR), explaining that the current cabinet of Prime Minister Hisham Qandil after the latest reshuffle includes only one woman, “which was the case 60 years ago during President Nasser’s time.”


http://www.zcommunications.org/egyptian-women-still-struggling-for-rights-2-years-after-revolution-by-dina-samir

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polly7 Feb 2013 OP
get the red out Feb 2013 #1
niyad Feb 2013 #3
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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:22 AM

1. The country elected theocrats

What do they expect? Religious men despise women's rights. It seems to be one of the things so many religions have in common.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:36 AM

3. the women fighting for their rights did not elect the theocrats, just like we did not elect the

woman-hating theocratic bastards in this country fomenting one woman-hating piece of legislation after another.

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Response to niyad (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:46 AM

4. I agree!

But it will be a hard fight for them so long as religious extremist are in power. I despise the theocrats in this country just as much.

When religion rules the government EVERYONE pays a terrible price; but women and children pay the worst price.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:00 AM

5. you are correct. and the theocrats in this country seem to be getting bolder by the day.

witness the iowa house bill from last week, making women murderers for having an abortion, or for using plan b, amoung other things. this country is going backwards at a frightening rate.

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:34 AM

2. k and r

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