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Egyptian Women Molested at Anti-Sexual Harassment Rally


Photograph: Amel Pain/EPA


Several
news sources are reporting that women who were gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to protest sexual harassment were attacked and molested by a mob of hundreds of men. The mob appeared to be coordinated and planned.

About Claire

I grew up in both the Netherlands and the US. When I moved to America at age 10 I was confronted with conflicting social constructs of gender and class. As a student of the social and cognitive sciences, I gained a greater understanding of how human decision-making can lead to unintended system-wide consequences in the interdependent world we live in, especially when you throw stereotyping into the mix. Having struggled as both a poor and female American citizen, I am quite aware of what it means to blame a victim for their circumstances. I feel that I have a voice, and responsibility, to stand up for those who are currently silent.

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