Men Reportedly Harass Women Demonstrating for Rights in Egypt

Men Reportedly Harass Women Demonstrating for Rights in Egypt

Men Reportedly Harass Women Demonstrating for Rights in Egypt

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
March 8 2011 11:42 AM

Men Reportedly Harass Women Demonstrating for Rights in Egypt

Breaking news, via Twitter: A peaceful demonstration in Egypt's Tahrir Square, reportedly for women's rights and secularism , has been interrupted by men who are harassing female protesters. Journalist Ethar El-Katatney was at the demonstration, and she was live Tweeting : "Was just ranted at by a 'sheikh' telling me to go home and raise my kids," followed by "Aaaand we just got harassed. Time to go home. More disappointed than I could have possibly imagined."

This is such a shame, especially since-as Sarah Topol wrote in a piece for Slate last month -harassment was at an all-time low during the protests that brought down President Hosni Mubarak. Let's hope today's demonstrators can get home safe.