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“Revenge porn” usually aims to punish women. In #Egypt, a sex tape was leaked to punish a director/parliamentarian who opposes amending the constitution to extend the president’s rule. But “morality” laws mean it’s the women on the tape being charged with “inciting debauchery.”
We are long overdue for a revolution against moral guardians in #Egypt who use women’s bodies as a proxy battlefield. Stop using women’s bodies to score political points! Fuck this hypocrisy over sex in #Egypt.
Another #Egyptian woman Amal Fathy was sentenced to 2yrs in prison for posting a video complaining about being sexually harassed. It is believed she’s being punished for criticizing the state for not doing enough and also to punish her activist husband. bbc.com/news/world-mid…
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“When are we going to stop using women’s bodies in #Egypt as proxy battlefields to settle political scores?”

FEMINIST GIANT rant about the charging of 2 actresses over a sex tape.

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2 actresses in #Egypt have been accused of “sexual deviancy” & “inciting immorality” after a sex tape was leaked (?) of them w/ a man. What are charges he faces? Only women “incite immorality”? google.com/amp/s/m.youm7.…
We are long overdue a revolution against moral guardians in #Egypt who use women’s bodies as a proxy battlefield. Fuck this hypocrisy over sex in #Egypt. Remember this ridiculous case over a dress. This is why I insist we talk about sex. bbc.com/news/av/world-…
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“When he grabbed my ass, that is violence. When I punched him, that is self defense.”

Last February, I started #MosqueMeToo & #IBeatMyAssaulter in same week. Here’s excerpt of a video I made for @washingtonpost explaining the reasons. Grateful to women who shared their stories.
You can watch the whole video here: If you grope me, I'll break your hand #MosqueMeToo #IBeatMyAssaulter
Starting this month, my goal is to record short videos - like first clip 👆🏽- that will be called FEMINIST GIANT Rants - lots of things coming up soon!
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This is the 1st criminal conviction for #FGM in UK since it was criminalized in 1985. I support banning & fighting FGM everywhere. I have to ask why it’s a mother who is 1st to be convicted & not doctor/practitioner/others who subject girls to this horror bbc.com/news/uk-englan…
The 3yo girl subjected to this horror will suffer for years I know. She should never have been subjected to this. Remember that. Remember also that when it comes to #FGM, mothers are weakest link in a patriarchal chain that upholds FGM as a form of controlling female sexuality.
Too many women in my extended family have been subjected to FGM. It ended in our extended family just before I was born. I am lucky. It is a form of torture that continues today against too many girls in #Egypt, my country of birth.
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Disgraceful: #Egyptian court has upheld a two-year prison sentence against Amal Fathy, a woman human rights defender convicted over a video she posted online criticizing the Egyptian authorities for failing to tackle sexual harassment.
“The fact that a survivor of sexual harassment is being punished with a two-year prison sentence simply for speaking out about her experience is utterly disgraceful. This verdict makes a mockery of justice and should be a stain on the conscience of the #Egyptian authorities.”
Amal Fathy complained on Facebook about being sexually harassed twice in one day. She was sentenced to 2yrs in prison for “spreading false news.” Her sentencing aims to terrorize women out of public space & is green light to men that they can assault women w/impunity.Shame #Egypt
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A court in #Egypt has acquitted at retrial 43 employees of non-governmental organisations accused of illegally receiving foreign funding. #NGOCase bbc.com/news/world-mid…
“This was a bogus case that targeted human rights defenders simply for doing their legitimate work and should never have happened in the first place," said Najia Bounaim, @amnesty North Africa campaigns director. #Egypt #NGOCase
The ruling only related to the 1st phase of the case, which investigated funding on international NGOs in #Egypt, including the US-based International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute. The investigation into local #Egyptian NGOs is ongoing.
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On the 3rd Wednesday of November in 2011,near Tahrir, #Egyptian riot police beat me,broke my left arm & right hand,sexually assaulted me & their supervising officer threatened me with gang rape.Reading awful news, today, about #Saudi feminists’ torture & sexual assault is gutting
I was detained for 6hrs by Interior ministry & 6 by Military Intelligence during which I was blindfolded and interrogated and denied medical attention. My arms were in casts for 3 months after. Reading Trump today so casually siding w/ a tyrant who killed a journalist is gutting
I keep trying to imagine what would have happened had Trump been in office when #Egyptian police and the military detained me. I
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A thread on statement made by #Egyptian politicians criticizing the #Copts for taking unnecessary risk in visiting their monastery. First and foremost it is a cruel attempt to blame the victims rather than hold officials responsible 1/6
These politicians would rather the #Copts abandoned their faith and ways in order not to trouble the #Egyptian government with doing its job. This is weird logic at best and is at the heart of the country's persistent underdevelopment 2/6
These politicians practice a soft form of supremacist thinking, much like the Islamists In fact, the issue is not binary, those who favor exterminating the #Copts and those who do not. Rather it is a spectrum of where on the scale of oppression they fall. 3/6
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Glad #Saudi troll farms & their connection to Saudi regime have been studied. I’ve experienced plenty attacks for my writing on women’s issues in #Saudi & my opposition to #Yemen war: 1 of most coordinated came after #Jamalkhashoggi shared 1 of my articles nytimes.com/2018/10/20/us/…
In February, #JamalKhashoggi kindly shared the Arabic version of an oped I wrote for Washington Post about #MosqueMeToo which I started for Muslim women to talk about sexual harassment and assault in Sacred spaces, including Hajj in Makkah, #Saudi Arabia
Immediately after Jamal shared my column, i was inundated with one of the worst and most coordinated attacks by #Saudi regime trolls I have ever experienced. For days. It was a window into how much shit he and other Saudis who are critical got and continue to get.
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I have barely slept.I have been unable to stop thinking about #JamalKhashoggi. I knew him from when we both were columnists for #Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat b4 I was banned.We met just once, I think. But reports yest of his killing came same day as #Kavanaugh & my worlds collided
Trump has emboldened so many dictators,esp Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman.With so much attention been sucked up by US,the killing of Jamal,who wasn’t an esp outspoken critic,is sure to embolden regimes further & signal to dissidents & opponents that their harm will go unnoticed
To think that you could go to your country’s consulate to get paperwork for an upcoming wedding and be killed and dismembered because of your writing is horrific. It’s evil. And to know that the regime responsible for that has a best friend in the most powerful country in earth!
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1/ Manu (The progenitor of Humankind)
All different races of Mankind are derived from Manu and Shradha. The current Manu is Vaivasvata Manu.
2/ The word Manu literary means man but it is a title given to the progenitor of mankind. According to Hindu Puranas there are many kalpas (One day of Lord Brahma the creator) and each Kalpa has 14 manvantara and each manvatara has one manu. So basically each Kalpa has 14 Manus.
3/ The current manu of the present manvantara is Shraddhadeva or Vaivasvata Manu of this current Kalpa. He is the son of Vivasvat (Probably Surya) and is therefore also known as Manu-vaivasvata.
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