Lots of action yesterday during the blog/tweetathon against sexual harassment!
Harassmap collected blog posts here (there are almost 150!)
It was heartening to see all the participation and I’m hoping all this energy will be directed toward other future efforts. I’ve collected some tweets that seems to capture some of the sentiments that were repeatedly expressed on June 20th:
frustration and debunking “justifications” for harassment
ghazalairshad: I want the right to walk where I want, whenever I want–whether inhijab or not. #endSH #Egypt @harassmap
ghazalairshad: Egyptian police/army officers should be the ones *protecting* me from street harassers, not the ones harassing me! #endSH #Egypt@harassmap
nourikam: #EndSH It really has nothing to do with what you wear. I walk the street in quite conservative, loose clothes. we need an attitudechange.
nadyashanab: what a woman wears should not be an excuse for sexual harassment of any kind – if u dont like what u see look in the otherdirection #endSH
nawarabelal: No matter who is being harassed its not her\his fault #EndSH
LeilZahra: Women are not victims, they are not responsible, nor guilty. Focus should be on strong & decisive response to harassers. #endSH
fighting for equal rights and treatment
DinaSabet: Until men begin to view women as their equals, rather than objects, sexual harassment will persist in #Egypt. #endSH.
MAswad: The debate of masculinity vs. femininity is so freaking outdated. Now there is something called HUMAN. Period. #GetOverIt #EndSH
3awadalla : Why do we want to end sexual harassment and violence?Because we want to dignity and safety for all Egyptians! #EndSH
NadaAbdElAziem: I got the right to walk down the streets w/out being harassed or offended & so do u!! So, I’m defending that right & so should u!! #endSH
calls to action
Gsquare86: We need anti- sexual harassment #graffiti on Egyptian streets #endSH cc: @ganzeer
joellehatem: The absence of a law criminalizing sexual harassment encourages such behavior http://bit.ly/lCRGwT #endSH #Lebanon
LaSoubrette: Take action , get involved lets cause a fuss ! talk to others , report your harasser make it know that its unacceptable #EndSH
3aasy: two, men MUST stand up to other men who SH, ESP in the street & amongst their friends: men need to say NO, men need to STOP! #endSH #Egypt
Izbella: We need serious laws with swift implementationagainst the crime #endSH
Elhwwary: sexual harassment is a global phenomenon,not exclusive for Egypt#Endsh
Any particular tweets that felt were especially powerful? Feel free to send them my way!