If you’d like to learn more about the real ‘War on Women,’ perhaps you should go to Tahrir Square (unless your a woman who doesn’t like to be raped, groped, molested, and/or otherwise sexually harassed).
The latest example comes with a heavy dose of sick irony. Women went there to protest sexual harassment and were sexually assaulted.
A mob of hundreds of men have assaulted women holding a march demanding an end to sexual harassment, with the attackers overwhelming the male guardians and groping and molesting several of the female marchers in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
From the ferocity of Friday’s assault, some of the victims said it appeared to have been an organised attempt to drive women out of demonstrations and trample on the pro-democracy protest movement.
The attack follows smaller scale assaults on women this week in Tahrir, the epicenter of the uprising that forced Hosni Mubarak to step down last year. Thousands have been gathering in the square this week in protests over a variety of issues — mainly over worries that presidential elections this month will secure the continued rule by elements of Mubarak’s regime backed by the ruling military.
Earlier in the week, an Associated Press reporter witnessed around 200 men assault a woman who eventually fainted before men trying to help could reach her.
Friday’s march was called to demand an end to sexual assaults. Around 50 women participated, surrounded by a larger group of male supporters who joined hands to form a protective ring around them. The protesters carried posters saying, “The people want to cut the hand of the sexual harasser,” and chanted, “The Egyptian girl says it loudly, harassment is barbaric.”
Forget about that; the real war on women is being waged by Christian conservatives, who have a problem with taxpayer subsidized contraception and abortions.
Hosni Mubarak last seen delivering a face palm.