Beenish Ahmed recently received an MPhil in modern South Asian studies from the University of Cambridge while there as a Fulbright Scholar. She is an award-winning writer, social justice activist, and contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Egyptian Riot Grrls
Twitter has been aflutter about the very visible presence of women among the protests that have taken Egypt by storm over the last few weeks. But images of women have remained sparse amid the digital slideshows strung together by major media outlets, which portray mainly dense crowds of the manly. Egyptian Organization for Human Rights activist Ghada Shahbandar estimates that the crowd in downtown Cairo is up to 20 percent female.