Asmaa Mahfouz & the YouTube Video that Helped Spark the Egyptian Uprising

Asmaa Mahfouz & the YouTube Video that Helped Spark the Egyptian Uprising

The role of Egyptian women in this revolution and on the media which reported it seems extraordinary. It totally confounds the stereotypes we have of women in that part of the world. Veiled completely, partially veiled, headscarves, no veils at all – the women were there and in some places seemed to be leading. It was remarkable to witness this and to hear them tell that there was no sexual harassment at all, amid that incredible gathering of thousands and even millions who stood side-by-side in Liberation, Tahrir, Square, for 18, long 24-hour days.

Tonight I looked up on Google to attempt to find the video I found most moving, the one that seemed to spark this vast revolution to free a people oppressed for so long. I am attempting to put it on this blog, but in case it doesn’t work, here is the link. This is the http://www.democracynow.org version that contains three videos by this remarkable young woman.

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/2/8/asmaa_mahfouz_the_youtube_video_that

May we each have a share of her courage, and stand up for what we believe!

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