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shira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 07:05 AM
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Israelis strip in support of Egypt blogger
Dozens of Israeli women stripped off their clothes Saturday in a show of solidarity with the 20-year-old Egyptian blogger who caused a stir in the Arab world last week when she posted a naked photo of herself in protest against the limits on free expression in her country. Touched by the spirited protest measure, some 40 Israelis posed for a nude group shot in support of the Egyptian activist, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, who received threats and harsh criticism for her actions. Unlike Elmahdy, however, the Israeli women did not fully display their intimate parts for the camera.

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"Girls, let's give the world a good reason to see the unique beauty of Israeli women," Tepler wrote. "Regardless of whether they are Jewish, Arab, straight or Lesbian because here, as of now, it doesn't matter. () Let us show the doubters that our international discourse doesn't depend on governments."

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"I got the idea the day that the blogger's photo was posted," Tepler told Ynet. "I didn't expect that she would get the response that she got. It got on my nerves that she received a quarter of a million abusive comments and death threats. () I felt that when a liberal, enlightened woman in Cairo cannot express herself and gets threats from her state, I should show solidarity.

"Of course there's the nationalistic aspect, and I won't deny being a leftist and a seeker of peace," she added. "I feel like the governments don't represent the enlightened, simple people who want peace."


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shira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 07:13 AM
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1. Nude photo of Egyptian blogger is a scream against Islamism
Edited on Mon Nov-21-11 07:15 AM by shira
Student, atheist and blogger, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, 20, posted naked pictures of herself on her blog to show her screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy. Showing her body particularly at a time when Islamists in Egypt are trying to secure power is the ultimate act of rebellion. Dont forget Islamists despise nothing more than a womans body. In case you didnt know, women are the source of corruption and chaos and must be covered up at all times and not seen and not heard.

The Islamists in Egypt, for example, have replaced the photos of their female candidates with flowers and covered up a statue of mermaids in Alexandria. They have refused to appear face-to-face with female TV hosts, unless the presenter put on a headscarf or a barrier was placed between the two! Soon there will be nappies on donkeys and birds will have to stop singing but that must wait until they have put women in their places.

But we mustnt let them.

Elmahdys blogger boyfriend Kareem Amer (who by the way spent four years in jail for calling Mubarak a symbol of tyranny) posted on Facebook: I think we should not be afraid of those in power or Islamists, as much as we should be worried of politicians claiming to be liberal. They are ready to sacrifice us to avoid tarnishing their image.

Hear, hear!


Now do you really need any more reasons for defending Aliaa Magda Elmahdy unconditionally?

Do it now.

http://freethoughtblogs.com/maryamnamazie/2011/11/18/nude-photo-of-egyptian-blogger-is-a-scream-against-islamism/
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 09:52 AM
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2. Women are scary to men without self control.
All that temptation.
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