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Old 06-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #271
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Mob attacks march against sexual harassment in Egypt - World - CBC News

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Friday's march was called to demand an end to sexual assaults. Around 50 women participated, surrounded by a larger group of male supporters who joined to hands to form a protective ring around them. The protesters carried posters saying, "The people want to cut the hand of the sexual harasser," and chanted, "The Egyptian girl says it loudly, harassment is barbaric."

After the marchers entered a crowded corner of the square, a group of men waded into the women, heckling them and groping them. The male supporters tried to fend them off, and it turned into a melee involving a mob of hundreds.

The marchers tried to flee while the attackers chased them and male supporters tried to protect them. But the attackers persisted, cornering several women against a metal sidewalk railing, including an Associated Press reporter, shoving their hands down their clothes and trying to grab their bags. The male supporters fought back, swinging belts and fists and throwing water.

Eventually, the women were able to reach refuge in a nearby building with the mob still outside until they finally got out to safety.
I almost threw up after reading this.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:02 PM   #272
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Good lord .

I'm glad the women were able to get to a safe place and eventually escape, and good on the men who joined them and tried to protect them. May they all keep fighting the good fight.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #273
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It appalls me that those men were using sexual assault as a way to prevent women from getting involved in the politics of Egypt (they were going to other political protests and groping/attacking women to scare them away). Then this protest is organized as a way to say "You cannot scare us away!" and the men try the same thing and nothing is even done about it. It's absolutely horrific.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:12 PM   #274
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Agreed. It's truly depressing to be reminded that such backwards mentalities still exist in this day and age.

This is a big reason why I refuse to get into the "won't bother with voting" mindset. No matter how shitty politics can get, and even if the candidates I have to choose between don't enthuse me in the slightest, I still have the right to have a say, I get to do something some women in other parts of the world are still fighting to be able to do. So I cherish the ability to make my voice heard.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:23 PM   #275
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DId you guys see ths story the other day? Not really surprising but still OMG!

Terry Jones, Quran-Burning Pastor, Hangs Barack Obama Effigy Outside Florida Church (PHOTO)
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UN: Children tortured, used as human shields in Syria - World News
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Ergh. Reading that made me ill.

Such a frightening situation over there-there's got to be some way to get it to end.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:54 AM   #278
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I was going to put this in the middle east thread....but this is too disgusting....

Gaza kindergartners want to 'blow up Zionists' - Israel News, Ynetnews
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Such a frightening situation over there-there's got to be some way to get it to end.
Yes there does, but I'm afraid it's going involve US troops. Not again, not again. When children (and adults) are being horrifically abused like that, and killed, we should definitely be outraged about that. But I'm so sick of us being in wars.
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Yes there does, but I'm afraid it's going involve US troops. Not again, not again. When children (and adults) are being horrifically abused like that, and killed, we should definitely be outraged about that. But I'm so sick of us being in wars.
Lord, yes, agree with you wholeheartedly. I certainly didn't want to imply anything of that sort.

But still, I'd like to think there's something that could be done to stop this.
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I was going to put this in the middle east thread....but this is too disgusting....

Gaza kindergartners want to 'blow up Zionists' - Israel News, Ynetnews
in a list of disgusting things that are happening in the area, many others would be ahead of this

and most of the items that have been listed in this thread are worse

you were right, this should have gone better in the other thread
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Lord, yes, agree with you wholeheartedly. I certainly didn't want to imply anything of that sort.
Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest at all that you were implying that. I was just interjecting my
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Oh, no, it's cool, I know what you meant with your post. Don't worry .

Your two cents on an issue are never worthless, by the way.
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I made it through about 30 seconds. Someone needs to belt the living shit out of these kids.

However, in a nice change of pace for the internet, someone on reddit started a donation fund for her to go on a holiday. It aimed for $5k and currently stands at almost $70k. Here's hoping she sees the money.

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