The only thing more shocking than the 2008 Egyptian Centre of Women's Rights' survey indicating that 83 per cent of local women and 98 per cent of foreign women experienced harassment in Egypt is the 62 per cent of male respondents who admitted they did it.
Somehow, at some point, it also became OK to witness harassment in public and do nothing about it. When it happened, it became the norm to blame women, what they wear — or what they don't. As a "shameful" occurrence, it also became the norm for family, spouses, society, even the perpetrators, to expect women to keep their mouths shut.Update: Some upcoming Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid events in Torontostan:
- Crystal Lameman: Beaver Lake Cree First Nation activist and the Peace River tar sands campaigner for the Indigenous Environmental Network in Alberta
- Razan Ghazzawi: Frontline Syrian blogger and activist
- Screening of Roadmap to Apartheid with Cinema Politica at the Bloor Cinema!