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Egypt 'worst Arab country to be a woman', study says
Telegraph ^ | 12 Nov 2013 | Hannah Strange

Posted on 11/12/2013 8:36:04 AM PST by george76

The situation for women has worsened in Egypt since the 2011 revolution, while Iraqi women now suffer greater violence and discrimination than under Saddam Hussein.

Egypt is the worst country in the Arab world to be a woman, according to a poll of gender experts which found high levels of sexual harassment and female genital mutilation as well as an increase in violence and Islamist sentiment following the 2011 revolution.

Hopes that the Arab Spring would improve the lot of women in Egypt have not only been confounded, their situation has in fact worsened

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Syria has in the past been known for its relatively liberal attitudes towards women, particularly in major cities such as Damascus, but the surge in Islamist groups there and the introduction of Sharia law in some regions now controlled by hardline militants have rolled back progress in the field of gender equality.

The civil conflict had also seen government forces rape and torture women, according to rights groups, while displaced women in refugee camps were left vulnerable to trafficking, forced and child marriage and sexual violence.

"The Syrian woman is a weapon of war, subjected to abductions and rape by the regime and other groups," a Syrian women's rights campaigner said.

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high rates of forced marriage and trafficking.

"There are whole villages on the outskirts of Cairo and elsewhere where the bulk of economic activity is based on trafficking in women and forced marriages," said Zahra Radwan, Middle East and North Africa programme officer for the Global Fund for Women, a US-based rights group.

Female genital mutilation is endemic in Egypt, where 91 percent of women and girls - 27.2 million in all - are subjected to cutting, according to UNICEF.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Syria; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arab; arabia; arabspring; egypt; fgm; islam; islamist; muslims; saudi; saudiarabia; sharia; sharialaw; syria; waronwomen; woman

1 posted on 11/12/2013 8:36:04 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Saudi Arabia wins hands down


2 posted on 11/12/2013 8:37:07 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Whoever it is, it will all be fixed when we give them more foreign aid.

/sarc


3 posted on 11/12/2013 8:38:02 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: george76
Egypt 'worst Arab country to be a woman', study says

that's like saying horse dung smells worse than cow dung

4 posted on 11/12/2013 8:38:44 AM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: george76

ANY muzzie society is harmful to women! After all, the Koran states that women are essentially subhuman.


5 posted on 11/12/2013 8:39:23 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: george76

Maybe the people who are always crowing about an “Arab spring” will realize that it is an impossible dream.


6 posted on 11/12/2013 8:40:34 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: george76

We will gladly trade them ALL of our hack, leftist, feminist women’s (trannies and lesbos included) for their freedom loving women. Such a deal....


7 posted on 11/12/2013 8:41:05 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: george76

Belief

Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 2 :: Hadith 28

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

The Prophet said: “I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.” It was asked, “Do they disbelieve in Allah?” (or are they ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, “They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, ‘I have never received any good from you.”


8 posted on 11/12/2013 8:47:51 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: george76

“...according to a poll...”

Women in Yemen were not available for polling.


9 posted on 11/12/2013 8:48:16 AM PST by EEGator
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To: george76

Wonder what Hillary! and Huma think about all this.


10 posted on 11/12/2013 8:48:41 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: george76

Yeah but what is worse than all that is the Republican War On Women!


11 posted on 11/12/2013 8:49:07 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: george76

I beg to differ, obama’s hometown newspaper discusses where one person believes that Gender Apartheid places men as the underdog.

http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/weekend/Rants-of-NDIRITU-NJOKA-who-loves-the-sound-of-his-own-ideas/-/1220/2065858/-/e68ma4z/-/index.html

Interesting quote from the article: ““Affirmative actions are usually taken to defend the rights of the minority and the weak, going by the past census, women are a majority and they therefore do not deserve this consideration,””

If we gotta have a Kenyan in the White House, they should have sent this guy.


12 posted on 11/12/2013 8:50:39 AM PST by redfreedom (GOP = Vichy colaborators at best, traitorous 5th Columnists at worst.)
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To: george76

Meanwhile muslimahs are huddling in a Paltalk chat room entitled “Muslim Women Are Respected And Not Oppressed”


13 posted on 11/12/2013 8:51:18 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: george76

Iraqi women have it worse than they did under Hussein? Really?

Mass killings and mass graves are back.

Husbands are being killed by the Iraqi leadership’s kin, so they can have at their wives.

Women are being abducted and held as sex slaves by the Iraqi leadership?

Girls are now prevented from going to school again?

The women in the Iraqi government have been expelled?

Hmmm... who knew?


14 posted on 11/12/2013 8:53:56 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama, the Democrat Party, the Left in the U. S., have essentially become the 4th Reich.)
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To: Capt. Tom

Reading translations just re-enforces that Mohamhead was an illiterate moron.


15 posted on 11/12/2013 8:54:45 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: MichaelCorleone
The question was: “Wonder what Hillary! and Huma think about all this?”

Hillary(!) and Huma are too busy playing house and figuring out which is one is the “dominant” and which one is the “submissive” in their relationship. Huma’s husband, Anthony Weiner, is too busy photographing his package and e-mailing it to female (and male) admirers to care who's doing what to whom. [And no, before someone asks, I don't know if any of them are trolling the Daily Kos or DU websites for partners.]

16 posted on 11/12/2013 9:01:41 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: george76

What is the best country for a woman?


17 posted on 11/12/2013 9:04:06 AM PST by privatedrive
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To: privatedrive

US


18 posted on 11/12/2013 9:17:54 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: george76

Not just women. Egypt is becoming the worst place to be an Egyptian.


19 posted on 11/12/2013 9:28:33 AM PST by lurk
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To: yldstrk

No way. They have so much money there everything is behind closed doors. They pretty much kill hardliners and terrorist types

Where there is gangs and war it is back to the 7th century

Syria. Lebanon. Iraq. Anywhere in n Africa. Pakistan. Afghan.

I’ve met folks who lived and worked in Saudi. They say all kinds of stuff goes on its just not in public

And there ain’t bearded assholes with m16s running around min passing torturing raping pillaging etc

My 2c


20 posted on 11/12/2013 9:51:43 AM PST by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the guvmint you deserve)
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To: george76

Obama’s “War on Women”


21 posted on 11/12/2013 10:08:43 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: george76

What, exactly, is a “gender expert”?


22 posted on 11/12/2013 10:14:13 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: george76

I would have guessed Texas since they’ve passed such “harsh” pro-life laws. < /sarc >


23 posted on 11/12/2013 10:17:30 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: george76; All

Egyptians are not Arabs, though many Arabs may live in Egypt.

Or is my info incorrect?


24 posted on 11/12/2013 10:28:02 AM PST by mdmathis6
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To: george76
"Egypt is the worst country in the Arab world to be a woman"

Is Egypt a woman? I think the grammar in the story is a bit off. It should say, "Egypt is the worst country in the Arab world in which to be a woman."
25 posted on 11/12/2013 10:29:16 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: privatedrive

“What is the best country for a woman?”

The country of “SHOPPING”!(women make up the majority of “its” tourist trade)


26 posted on 11/12/2013 10:31:37 AM PST by mdmathis6
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To: Mr. Lucky
"What, exactly, is a “gender expert”?"

A bit off-topic, but the other night I was flipping channels and came to the local "public access" channel, which was showing a tape of last summer's Seattle Gay Pride Parade. I have never seen such an assemblage of tackiness, garishness, bad taste, ugliness, and banality in my life. It made Duck Dynasty seem like High Culture.
27 posted on 11/12/2013 10:32:35 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: george76
"Egypt 'worst Arab country to be a woman', study says"

Are there any worst countries than Arab countries to be a woman?

28 posted on 11/12/2013 11:17:41 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: george76
"Egypt 'worst Arab country to be a woman', study says"

Are there any worst countries than Arab countries to be a woman?

29 posted on 11/12/2013 11:17:41 AM PST by DannyTN
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Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055253/posts

Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.

[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]


30 posted on 11/12/2013 6:27:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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31 posted on 11/13/2013 6:11:47 AM PST by SJackson (if you want to test a man’s character, give him power A Lincoln)
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To: tflabo
If American libtard females were in touch with reality, they would not be libtards. They are a danger to their own selves.
32 posted on 11/13/2013 3:40:41 PM PST by SisterK (its a spiritual war)
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To: yldstrk

Do you have any hard info about the plight of women in Saudi Arabia? I have tried to do research on the subject and can find little about it. Also, they are very private and hard to talk to about personal things. I have friends from SA and want to understand what they may have gone through. The women seem like they have been abused.


33 posted on 11/15/2013 5:39:57 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

well they can’t drive

books I have read talk about their fathers killing them, one that I can’t get out of my mind is a girl being bricked into a closet and left to die

they can’t leave the house


34 posted on 11/15/2013 6:14:54 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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