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Sexual Assaults Reportedly Rampant During Egypt Protests

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Human Rights Watch reports a sharp rise in sexual assaults here since anti-Morsi protesters took to the streets in record numbers last week. Activists report more than 100 sexual assaults in or near Tahrir Square during the past week alone, many of them g

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AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Monday July 8, 2013, 4:22 am
One thing is fairly certain from the unrest in Egypt: The plight of women in Egyptian society will not be decided by who's in power. They are second class citizens subject to abuse by both Morsi and anti-Morsi supporters, a fact that reflects their societal image.

pam w (139)
Monday July 8, 2013, 8:08 am
This is NOT a surprise! In the past, they've demonstrated they'll use ANY excuse to oppress a woman...."she's showing her knees"...."she's walking provocatively"......"she's walking alone"......"she's asking to be raped"....."she's showing her hair"......"I AM A MAN AND I CAN DO THIS!"

Past Member (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 9:13 am
Unfortunately, this is not a surprise. Sexual assaults are never sexual, they are brutal attacks of a sadistic and power hungry nature.

Carol H (229)
Monday July 8, 2013, 9:21 am
well said Pam, my feelings as well!!

Phil P (94)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:26 pm
Three reasons for these outrages: 1) sexual assault as a weapon and continuing threat to subjugate women; 2) they live in a sexually repressed society; and 3) you have a bunch a f' perverts that thrive on the anonymity large crowds and demonstrations give them. What ever the reason, it's a sign of a sick society.

Lois J (63)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:46 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. Sounds like maybe the women should form their own party...oh, if only they had that ability!

Stan B (123)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:12 pm
Sadly, one of the basic tenets of Islam is that women are vastly inferior to men. Sexual abuse and repression of women goes with the territory.
It doesn't make the slightest difference who's in power.

Winn A (179)
Monday July 8, 2013, 5:01 pm
Unfortunately, I'm not at all surprised.

Andrs Y (6)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:32 pm
This is sick!

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 1:42 am
Noted, thanks.

Eleonora O (37)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 2:07 am
Sure groping, touching, verbal and physical sexual abuse does happen in Egypt – with and without revolution, among Muslims and Christians alike. Does anyone truly think that Egypt is the ONLY country on earth where this doesn’t happen???? What’s wrong with you people? See

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Vivien G (153)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 6:20 am
Dispicable disrepect for women!!!!!!! Sickening.
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Jelena L (8)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:05 am
I hope Human rights watch will do something about this!

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 9:30 am
All rapists are cowards and nothing more than cheap, empty meat suits.

Marilyn K (50)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 3:59 pm
The population of men in the middle east shows that they are still the Barbarians of Centries Ago. They will never have any type of government that is for the people as women are half the population and they are still beating them down.

Rose B (141)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:27 pm
Cut their dicks off

Stan B (123)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 1:19 am
Great idea Rose. That would leave them without brains as well!!!!

Sergio P (65)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 7:18 pm
Not surprised.....

Frances D (133)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:03 am

Klaus P (14)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 2:04 am
Not surprised at all, maybe Muslims hate their own mothers to be a woMAN. Never forget who gave you life, it was woman you hate so much, show some respect!
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