Her move comes as Salafis have become more assertive in pushing their attitude that women should be kept out of the public eye, promoting a Saudi Arabia-style segregation of the sexes. Elmahdy placed her microphone on the table, pulled up her sweater and stood topless in front of the moderator and the audience. Since then, though, Elmahdy has been a hero for many others. Photo Credit: Gigi Ibrahim. The Egyptian woman, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, 20, posted the picture and allowed it to be put on Twitter in order to protest sexism and the oppression of women in Egypt.
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Since then, though, Elmahdy has been a hero for many others. These events highlight the question as to whether displaying the female body provocatively an effective retort to religious fundamentalists who would shroud all women in public. Other pages Social events Property market Noticeboard Discussion forum. The audience members held their smartphones above their heads and snapped her picture. She knew that she would never return to her parents' house. She took a bus into downtown Cairo, where she walked along the banks of the Nile and breathed deeply.
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During a recent election rally in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Salafists covered up a public statue that depicted mermaids. A taboo can be bad, but it can also be good. Democratic field descends on Iowa for all-important state fair. In October, a group from Femen staged a nude protest at a German outlet of Swedish furniture giant Ikea in reaction to the company's decision to remove women from the version of its catalogue distributed in Saudi Arabia. Police: 5 dead, 2 injured after crash in southern Indiana. Austria: 2 tiger cubs found in bathtub at apartment. Once, when she was alone, she placed a camera onto a stack in her room, painted her lips a pale red and undressed.
In Egypt we are treated like goods, exactly like goods. She was 19 and felt liberated. The Local seeks a reporter in France. It is based on an understanding that people tacitly accept, and it binds a society together. Officer on leave after apparent KKK document seen at home. Elmahdy placed her microphone on the table, pulled up her sweater and stood topless in front of the moderator and the audience. Elmahdy did not reply to attempts by The Associated Press to contact her.