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Egypt’s naked blogger is a bomb aimed at the patriarchs in our minds | Mona Eltahawy

November 20, 2011


View this story on the Guardian Comment is free By posing naked, Aliaa Mahdy has brilliantly challenged the misogyny and sexual hypocrisy of Egypt’s leaders Mona Eltahawy · 18/11/2011 · The blog of 20-year-old Egyptian blogger Aliaa Mahdy Photograph: Aliaa Mahdy When a woman is the sum total of her headscarf and hymen – […]

Death by a Thousand Papercuts?

July 3, 2011


This post is by Miles Howe, words and photograph – Miles is one of the most optimistic men I have ever meet, not to mention his wicked sense humor and commitment, and I still hope to sail to Gaza with him in the near future. The Greek government has crumbled in the face Israeli pressure, […]

Shame on you Morrison and Abbott

February 22, 2011


The Shadow Immigration spokesman Scott Morrison was so callous last week it offended Neos Kosmos and should mark the end of the Federal Coalition’s infatuation with One Nation’s policies     The asylum seekers who were transported from Christmas Island detention centre to attended the funeral of their loved ones who perished on the shores […]

Diary of an Egyptian rebel: we will not turn back

February 5, 2011


Ahdaf Soueif looks back on a week of deceit and violence in Egypt – and finds it has also been a week of hope and democracy in action, Friday 4 February 2011 20.40 GMT An anti-government protester takes a break from the demonstrations against president Hosni Mubarak in Cairo today. Photograph: Sean Smith for […]

We Are All Egyptians

February 4, 2011


By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: February 3, 2011 CAIRO Damon Winter/The New York Times Nicholas D. Kristof On the Ground Nicholas Kristof is posting from Cairo on his blog whenever he has Internet access. You can also follow his updates on Facebook and Twitter. Go to Blog » Go to Columnist Page » Inside Tahrir […]

What The Uprising Means For Egyptians In Oz

February 2, 2011

0 egypt 1 Feb 2011 By Nadyat El Gawley Nadyat El Gawley didn’t see the protests in Egypt coming. She speaks to fellow members of the Australian Egyptian community about their responses to the uprising When Tunisia exploded in early January, I hoped the revolution underway there would repeat itself in Egypt, but it felt […]

Losing my religion for equality

July 15, 2009


Jimmy Carter July 15, 2009 Illustration: Dyson Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God. I HAVE been a practising Christian all my life and a deacon and Bible teacher for many years. My faith is a source of strength and comfort to me, […]