Leil-Zahra Mortada has collected a Facebook photo album of images of women from the Egyptian protests. I don’t have the time or energy to collect the links, but I have been reading a lot that women are not involved in the protests, that there presence is a sign of the oppressive or misogynistic Egyptian and/or Muslim society. Mortada shows that women are indeed out in numbers, making their voices heard. When our media does not report or people in our society fail to see the participation of women in the protests, I think that says more about us than it does about the Egyptians. Who, then, are the misogynists?
At the bottom of the facebook page, there is a link to a photo album of images of women in the Tunisian revolution.
And then there is this video:
- Where are Egypt’s women? Right here. (Suzanne Merkleson at Foreign Policy)
- Egypt: Why the Kiss Picture Is So Radical (Garance Franke-Ruta at The Atlantic)