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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 11:18 PM
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46. I'm worried that Egyptian women are already tacitly agreeing to "subservient" roles.
I'm worried that the women of Egypt, by NOT appearing in force, indicates to the religious fundamentalist fringe groups waiting to seize power, that the women of Egypt ARE subservient - and thus are marginalized like in Iran. If they aren't seen as part of the change, they will not be accorded any power in the change.

Unseen women, invisible women, women shrouded in burkhas tend to be accorded second class status. I have deep unease. My experience with Muslim women leads me to believe that they aren't the most ferocious advocates for their rights. Oh sure, there are those few who were stalwart, but the vast majority acquiesce and I fear for the them. Neda was a powerful woman, with a powerful image in her death. But ultimately, her voice wasn't "powerful" enough because other women didn't immediately jump out to protest her singular death (I'm not talking about female pundits, I mean the masses of women who could/would/should have cried out in vengeance).

Power vacuums (and I believe that's a reasonable expectation WHEN Mubarrek steps down) tend to favor those who have the most insistent voices and powerful presence. Women who are invisible will not be factored in.
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  - KNR. Hearts and minds.  leveymg   Jan-30-11 04:39 AM   #2 
  - I was just putting that together Turborama.  sabrina 1   Jan-30-11 05:49 AM   #3 
  - I agree  Turborama   Jan-30-11 06:41 AM   #4 
     - Can't find the tweet, but it said that the WOMEN  sabrina 1   Jan-30-11 06:56 AM   #5 
        - .  sabrina 1   Jan-30-11 06:59 AM   #6 
        - Eight year old girl lectures Murbarak:  sabrina 1   Jan-30-11 07:01 AM   #7 
           - Sad  sabrina 1   Jan-30-11 07:08 AM   #9 
           - You can see the women in the crowd here also  sabrina 1   Jan-30-11 07:09 AM   #10 
           - OMG That is an awesome find!  Turborama   Jan-30-11 03:09 PM   #22 
              - Lol, even a child gets it, and a little girl too.  sabrina 1   Jan-30-11 07:14 PM   #31 
        - Here's one:  EFerrari   Jan-30-11 07:35 AM   #12 
           - Thank you, that's it, and there are plenty of women bloggers also  sabrina 1   Jan-30-11 07:51 AM   #13 
  - Huge K&R n/t  OneGrassRoot   Jan-30-11 07:02 AM   #8 
  - Iconic images  IDemo   Jan-30-11 07:29 AM   #11 
  - Excellent! Thanks.  wovenpaint   Jan-30-11 08:00 AM   #14 
  - Great work! K & R n/t.  polly7   Jan-30-11 12:33 PM   #15 
  - "Women's work."  blondeatlast   Jan-30-11 12:44 PM   #16 
  - They are, they're blogging and tweeting  sabrina 1   Jan-30-11 02:18 PM   #21 
     - Having traveled in Malaysia for some time, as well as my ex sis-in-law  blondeatlast   Jan-30-11 03:24 PM   #24 
  - I like that pic of the 2 gals on the tank!  Odin2005   Jan-30-11 12:47 PM   #17 
  - Thanks for posting!  OhioChick   Jan-30-11 01:25 PM   #18 
  - saw lots of women in the crowds on the news. Sometimes the camera focuses on the  Liberal_in_LA   Jan-30-11 01:31 PM   #19 
  - like code pink  upi402   Jan-30-11 01:36 PM   #20 
  - Thank you so much for this thread. K&R n/t  myrna minx   Jan-30-11 03:17 PM   #23 
  - My favorite  catchnrelease   Jan-30-11 04:10 PM   #25 
  - Wonderful addition to all the great posts you've been doing  suffragette   Jan-30-11 04:14 PM   #26 
  - Just Fabulous!  swilton   Jan-30-11 04:44 PM   #27 
  - they will all be in bags an locked up the day after the Revolution..  sam sarrha   Jan-30-11 05:21 PM   #28 
  - What a disgusting thing to say. You really have a problem with Muslims, don't you.  Turborama   Jan-30-11 06:11 PM   #29 
  - Not if the world helps them, starting with the U.S. and rejects  sabrina 1   Jan-30-11 07:28 PM   #32 
  - No, he meant something else  Turborama   Jan-30-11 07:37 PM   #33 
     - Well that would be pretty pathetic.  sabrina 1   Jan-30-11 09:25 PM   #37 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-30-11 09:26 PM   #38 
  - Love these photos ~  sabrina 1   Jan-30-11 07:00 PM   #30 
  - k&r thanks nt  bananas   Jan-30-11 07:39 PM   #34 
  - Pic  devils chaplain   Jan-30-11 07:44 PM   #35 
  - Beautiful and moving. Thank you, Turborama. Rec. nt  bertman   Jan-30-11 08:24 PM   #36 
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  - 189 women in those photos. Out of thousands, tens of thousands on the streets.  riderinthestorm   Jan-31-11 10:45 PM   #42 
  - Why are you "worried" exactly?  Turborama   Jan-31-11 10:47 PM   #43 
     - I'm worried that Egyptian women are already tacitly agreeing to "subservient" roles.  riderinthestorm   Jan-31-11 11:18 PM   #46 
        - They are appearing in force, you're just basing your fear on a bunch of photos  Turborama   Jan-31-11 11:31 PM   #48 
  - Here's a link to a slideshow with 15 more photos of women  Tx4obama   Jan-31-11 11:03 PM   #44 
  - Excellent slideshow, thanks for sharing! ^^^MUST SEE^^^  Turborama   Jan-31-11 11:39 PM   #49 
  - Thank you. K&R. (nt)  Kurovski   Jan-31-11 11:11 PM   #45 
  - amazing pictures  fishwax   Jan-31-11 11:24 PM   #47 
  - Off Topic, but regarding photos  Tx4obama   Feb-01-11 04:37 PM   #50 

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