Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happens everywhere

"Egypt's National Council for Women, which should by all rights be addressing these issues, is in denial. Mohamed Nasef, a spokesman for the organization, says reports are "exaggerated," but also that harassment "happens everywhere."" I mean, he is right of course, that it happens everywhere. But why do Western media care about harassment in Egypt more than they care about harassment in the US. Just as they cover "honor crimes" in Jordan, but ignore the 24 women who are killed EVERY WEEK in the US by jealous boyfriends or husbands. (thanks Julie)