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Entries in women of Egypt (11)

Wednesday
Mar172010

Fundamentalists Fight Women's Rights Far Beyond Israel

It’s not the case that Haaretz.com is our go-to website for news on Israel. They just come up in our Google News searches. Good SEO and writing in English, I assume.

Researching the status of women in Israel yesterday, trying to understand the composition of the Israeli Knesset, the article Bill would reward parties that boast more women appeared.

The read brings to mind the Fundamentalist Conservatives in Egypt denying the rights of women to become judges, now thrown out by Egypt’s supreme court, but with another attempt at reconciliation scheduled for next week.

via Flickr’s Belgian_Sun_FlowerWomen’s Reservation Bill in India

I’m thinking also about last week’s vote in India on the Women’s Reservation Bill, delayed with fighting and a floor sit-in by seven Conservative members of India’s Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament), now expelled by their Janata Dal-United party.

Note the decisive action taken against the seven members in India. For once bad boys paid the price: expulsion from the group.

Yes, I know their argument was framed around a desire for quotas for members of different castes, and also religious quotas for Muslims, Hindus and presumably other religous affiliations. 

Women’s rights will always be last in the minds of many men who believe we deserve none. At least in India, the men tried to disguise their determination to keep women out of politics by arguing for a broad blanket of quotas.

India’s Women’s Reservation Bill has moved to the Lok Sabha, the India’s Lower House of Parliament, where the same foes will fight its passage. Attempts to reduce the quota from 33% to 20% female representation have failed. The bill remains undiluted and is expected to pass.

In America where you would never know that abortion is legal, listening to the patriarchy on television saying that they answer to God and the Vatican — not the US Supreme Court — there’s a reasonable chance that a health care bill will pass.

The Vatican Strong-arms America

Perhaps the Vatican will not prevail in dictating America’s health care for women from Nancy Pelosi’s office, surely one of the most scandalous moments in American history. Given the Vatican’s pitiful record on women’s rights worldwide, I was chilled to the bone by their aggressive move against American women.

The Vatican’s concerns are on breeding new Catholics, not women’s health and wellness. The rights of a fully-grown woman with an IQ of 180 — the next Albert Einstein — are of lesser value to the Catholic patriarchy, than an unfertilized egg and wandering sperm.

Having their own hands full with errant bad boys doing far more harm to God’s creatures than I ever will, I’m in no mood for Catholic lectures on female morality.

Hopefully, I’ve made it clear that I have no ax to grind with Israel, more than any other patriarchy in the world. As US Commender of our forces in the Middle East Gen. Petraeus testified yesterday, the dispute between Israel and its neighbors does have an “enormous effect” on other regional issues.

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Tuesday
Mar162010

Egypt's Supreme Court Backs Women Judges Against Conservatives

Beyond the Veil| Egypt’s women judges applauded a Constitutional Court ruling on Sunday, saying that women can be appointed to the country’s top advisory court.

The body’s general assembly voted overwhelmingly against female judges, reigniting a debate within the country over women holding senior government posts, particularly in the judiciary.

The Cairo-based New Women’s Foundation voiced their frustration in a press conference:

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Tuesday
Dec152009

Middle Eastern Women Activists Say 'Enough' to Groping & Mauling, Even Under Niqab

Activists from 17 countries across the Middle East met in Cairo for a two-day conference on the harassment of women.

The harassment from men, being constantly groped and also verbally abused, in a daily experience for women in the region, leaving them wary of going into public spaces.

As reported earlier at Anne of Carversville, women say modesty is not the issue. Wearing a face veil or niqab offers women no safety from harassment. Women across the region are calling the situation a national security issue and express concern for the safety of ttheir daughters.

In Egypt 83 percent reported being verbally or physically abused. In Lebanon, more than 30 percent said they had been harassed.

The situation is not new across the region. Apparently women have been pinched and groped for years. Participants in the conference say that men are increasingly threatened by women’s place in growing economies and the public culture of their countries.

In Yemen, where nearly all women are covered from head to toe, activist Amal Basha said 90 percent of women in a published study reported harassment, specifically pinching.

“The religious leaders are always blaming the women, making them live in a constant state of fear because out there, someone is following them,” she said.

If a harassment case is reported in Yemen, Basha added, traditional leaders interfere to cover it up, remove the evidence or terrorize the victim. via AP

The Jawa Report says on Dec. 8 that Yemen’s Amal Basha’s Arab Sisters Forum office was ransacked and the brake lines cut in her car in an assassination attempt.

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Monday
Sep212009

Egyptian Women Embrace Martial Arts

Wednesday
Sep162009

Egypt's Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa Says Muslim Women Can Wear Trousers

Egypt’s top Islamic authority Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa said today the Muslim women are permitted to wear trousers, “though they should be loose and not see-though”. He specified that “stretch” pants in particular are unacceptable.

Gomaa described the question as “strange and weird” and smiled as he responded. He is the top religious authority of Egypt and appointed by the government. via Gaea Times

Women in Egypt are given far more leeway in their dress, than in Lubna Hussein’s case.

Unlike Sudan, no morality police patrol the streets, arresting women at random for indecency, typically followed by a quickie court appearance and then flogging as the government does in Sudan.

Sudan flogged 43,000 women last year in Khartoum province alone.

We don’t have photos of the women flogged in Khartoum last year to view their appearance at the time of arrest, but presumably large numbers of women were dressed as modestly and respectably as Lubna Ahmed Hussein when arrested.

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