Today was a day of action against sexual terrorism in Egypt.
One Islamic cleric gave a fatwa justifying the sexual assaults saying women were going to the protests to get raped.
Nonetheless he and his Muslim Brothers have received their response by women on the streets of Egypt.
See the magnificent protest below:
Here are what some of them have said:
HAFIZ: Rights groups and activists are convinced the systematic attacks are products of state-sponsored repression.
LODNA DARWISH, ORGANIZER, OPANTISH: This is not the first time that the government uses sexual violence to intimidate men and women, especially women. We’ve been seeing, since Mubarak years until now, the government paying thugs—and it’s proven—to come and sexually harass women. They would come to the protest and not beat up women, just sexually harass them, undress them, drag them undressed—and everybody probably saw the video of the blue-bra girl who was stripped of her clothes and dragged on the streets. This was the army. And then there was the virginity test, the so-called virginity test, which was like a rape incident of the army again, forcing 18 women to go through virginity tests. So it’s a continuous pattern of sexual humiliation… [Read more…]