Egyptian lawmaker wants women to prove their virginity before attending college

Agina does have a reason for his suggested new requirement for a woman to be educated. I mean, it’s just as stupid as the rest of the plan, but at least he

Karen Fratti | October 3, 2016 - 1:14 pm

Valentine’s Day Got You Down? Look At This Majestic Egyptian Jumping Donkey Instead

Does Valentine’s Day make you want to stick your head inside the crevices of your IKEA couch cushions until April? Do you wince everytime you see a red rose being…

Katrin Higher | February 14, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Egyptian Activist Groups Now Working To Stop Street Harassment

When the Arab Spring hit in early 2011, no one could have guessed what it might have meant for women’s rights in Egypt. But as the country continues to feel…

Julie Gerstein | November 6, 2012 - 2:40 pm

TV Station Staffed By Fully Veiled Women Launches In Egypt

A new TV station called Maria recently debuted in Egypt which employs and is run by women who wear the face-covering niqab veil. Journalism students say they couldn’t find…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Naked Islamic Woman In Body Paint Veil Causes Controversy For Foreign Policy Magazine

Wonk-y magazine Foreign Policy’s most recent issue, The Sex Issue, is right up our alley with a cover story article about the how the real war on women is in…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Last Chance To Schtup Your Dead Wife’s Corpse, Egyptian Dudes

Bringing new meaning to the phrase “before the body gets cold,” Egypt is considering a new law that will allow Egyptian husbands to have sex with their dead wife’s corpse…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2012 - 11:20 am

Today’s Lady News: Egyptian Woman Fights “Virginity Testing” — Er, Rape — By Police

While protesting at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Samira Ibrahim was grabbed by Egyptian soldiers, stripped, electrically prodded, and sexually assaulted, which they told her was a “virginity test.” She…

Jessica Wakeman | January 10, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Egyptian Court Stops “Virginity Tests” On Female Protesters In Prison

Sexual assault and the threat of sexual assault are used as a way to control women. Nowhere is that more present, lately, than in Egypt where female protesters have been…

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Egyptian Blogger Posts Nude Pics Of Herself

Egyptian blogger Aliaa Maghda El-Mahdy, age 20, is posting nude pictures of herself on her blog as political protest about women’s sexuality and censorship. Aliaa calls herself a “secular…

Jessica Wakeman | November 17, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Egyptians Protest “Virginity Tests” On Women

Egyptians are holding an online protest tomorrow against the military’s use of “virginity tests” on female protestors (i.e. sexual assault). The Egyptian military claims it needs to test women for…

Jessica Wakeman | May 31, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Lara Logan Speaks Out On “60 Minutes” About Her Sexual Assault In Egypt’s Tahrir Square

Last night on “60 Minutes,” reporter Lara Logan shared with the world the horrific beating and sexual assault she suffered in Egypt’s Tahrir Square while reporting on the country’s revolution.

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Lara Logan Opens Up About Sexual Assault In Egypt: “They Raped Me With Their Hands”

In February, the world held its breath when CBS’s “60 Minutes” reporter Lara Logan was badly beaten and sexually assaulted while covering the political uprising in Egypt’s Tahrir Square. After…

Jessica Wakeman | April 28, 2011 - 6:00 pm
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