23.01.2011 18.Shevat, 5771
In Egypt, a film sparks debate about sexual harassment
4 out 5 Egyptian women claim to have been sexually harassed; new film attracts criticism and lawsuits highlighting struggle on Cairo's streets.
The big screen shows a man eying a middle-aged woman on a jam-packed bus and sliding up quietly behind her. Even before his hands reach for her hips, the young women watching in the darkened theater squirm in their seats. They know the offending move all too well.
In overcrowded, male-dominated Cairo, four out of five Egyptian women say they’ve been brushed, rubbed, squeezed, teased, catcalled, trailed or otherwise treated inappropriately by strange men in public….