Sunday, November 20, 2011

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, a HERO!

A beautiful young Egypt nude woman, proud of her body, but with a sad look in her face.
That could be one description of the 20 years old Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, when you look att her pictures on her blogg.
Why does a woman expose her body like that, and in a islamic country where you have to cover even the hair on your head...if you are a woman?
Well, THAT is just the point. She doesn't want to live in a fundamental islamistic country and did this in protest against people using a book they sees as holy to supress others. She wants freedom now, when they have been fighting for it together with the men. She is most probably afraid that Egypt will be like Iran, were the women was a very strong power during the revolution to help the new leader... but after that, when he didn't need teir help anymore he put them into women slavery laws again.
She sows it very well by in a second copy of the photo cover the sexual organ, the mouth and her eyes: "The yellow rectangels on my mouth, eyes and sex organ resembles the censoring of our knowledge, expression and sexuallity, she wrotes according to the Daily Beast.

To really understand why she did it we have to look closer to the Arab revolution in Egypt, and what happened last March. When soldiers took female activists during the protests they forced them to strip and then they inserted two fingers into their vaginas to see if they were virgins, according to the Guardian, who also wrote in the same article that that specific action will be the spark that lights the next part of the revolution. Here it comes.
According to the same article on the Guardian it is standard procedure to check the virginity when women are getting married in Egypt, but that is in the family. Poor stone age society, that even have to order artificial hymen from China to cover up a thing that science has known for ages: Not every women will bleed when having sex for the first time. The hymen is nat a proof of virginity-But this action is a proof of a patriarchal society trying to supress the women. Hope the women will start to protest against this too.

These nude protests have even spred to Israel, where a lot of women also strip now (not completely) in support of Aliaa, writes the Guardian in another article.

Maybe nothing will happen this time, but the more support Aliaa and the women gets now the easier it will be for them to win freedom. After Egypt we have Iran, and then Saudi Arabia (read my previous article about that).

You have my support, Aliaa!!!

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