Gender and sexual health post the Egyptian revolution

Shaw, Shereen (2018) Gender and sexual health post the Egyptian revolution. British Mensa's ANDROGYNY, 2 (3). pp. 14-20.

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Abstract

This article sheds light on Egypt as a country that is full of wonders and yet many contradictions. Women are expected to marry at a young age and yet all efforts to secure a suitable match are frowned upon. It is a mystery as to how women find suitable men to marry if all efforts are restricted by family, culture and religion. One may say that the revolution seemed to many a game changer for Egyptian women who marched in the streets alongside men. Several female protesters were injured and many reported incidents of being groped and sexually assaulted in theattack. Nevertheless, the protest marked a day were women voiced their feelings towards a tyrant regime. It was a first large-scale protest in the history of Egypt since the 1970s. President Hosni Mubarak had ruled the country for 30 years. People took to the streets to protest poverty, negligence, unemployment, corruption and autocratic governance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women, Gender, Male Health, Sexual Health, Egypt, the Arab world, Privatisation, Health service, FGM, Egyptian Revolution
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Education
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 15:51
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/10729

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