My Egypt Revolution’s posts: February 7


In the West we tend to assume that a female under a burka, niqab or chador is a submissive being who has surrendered or has been dispossessed of her free will and natural rebelliousness. 

These photos will show you how wrong we are. Today, in the heat of the Revolution, veiled and unveiled Egyptian women showed up again in the very centre of the uprising to voice their anger against the dictatorship.

They did it with stunning energy: for hours, they marched tirelessly by every corner of midan Tahrir (Liberation square), growing in number and strength. There was no way you could not see them several times along the journey. They always looked fresh, as if they had just started chanting.

Then I saw other, smaller groups of women, amplifying the sound of the female yell in the heart of Egypt.

I must say that this country, though, is not Iran. In no other moment I’ve seen so huge political female activism as in the Iranian Green Revolution of June 2009. Thirty-two years of opression in the Islamic Republic have not managed to drown millennia of women protagonism in Persian culture. The Arab world’s public life, in contrast, is overwhelmingly male-dominated.

First, I noticed that a few men started walking near the women, seemingly in support. Then I saw a few more, marching ahead of them. Some men formed a human chain around the main group of women, as if they had needed any protection in the many hours they’d been enthusiastically demonstrating on their own. Many more men came. It wasn’t a planned takeover, but rather an unconscious feeling that men are naturally invited to offer safety and guidance. And what started in the morning as a solid female vanguard, an hour before sunset had unwillingly become a rearguard.

They were heard, nevertheless. Their power impressed me and many others, their message was sent. And there are also other stories of female activists who have launched valuable individual efforts, as the young woman who appears next to me in the last picture, and whose story I’d like to share with Esquire’s readers next month.

 

07 February at 00:05 ·  ·  · Share
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      Andrea Sinclair gracias por mantenernos informados, primo, y por estar ahi – por favor cuidate mucho y sigue con los updates! es gracias a personas como tu que el resto del mundo puede ser testigo de este tipo de cambios y revoluciones! 

      07 February at 00:19 · 
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      Rosi Morales It’s great to see the women on the streets… the pictures in the newspapers usually show a lot of men and a couple of women in the crowd, but to see all this ladies protesting together is great! Thanks for sharing… 

      07 February at 00:25 · 
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      Rene Ketzal Garin new age of conception…old issues behind of true life..sin metaforas.. 

      07 February at 00:28 · 
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      Chiara Picotto 

      Témoris,
      I was reading you and looking at your pictures.
      Thank you!
      I hope to see you soon, and have the possibility to speak together.
      I really wait for more informations about the situation.
      See more
      07 February at 00:37 · 
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      Santiago Lopez Ridaura Un abrazo Temoris. Veo que te mueves y que e desmadre es tu iman.
      Felicidades! Animo!
      Con carinho
      sant 

      07 February at 01:11 · 
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      Alshimaa Helmy I’m looking forward to our interview ,amigo! Can’t wait.
      What a wonderful caption you just wrote, I feel so overwhelmed!
      I’m going to share this amazing and inspiring album though I look a little bit weird :-D 

      07 February at 01:49 · 
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      Rita Leroux Delighted to see my Egyptian sisters on the streets demonstrating for justice! 

      07 February at 03:28 ·  ·  1 person
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      Abbas Daiyar Great work Temoris. Keep up and stay safe. 

      07 February at 12:31 · 
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      Mary Zuñiga-Chavez Que vivan las mujeres! toda mi admiracion, respeto y solidaridad en la distancia a todas esas mujeres valientes! Un abrazo Témoris! 

      07 February at 17:58 · 
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      Témoris Grecko Thank you everybody! I just wanted to share my amazement at these women’s commitment and power.
      Gracias a todos! Sólo quería compartir mi admiración por el compromiso y el poder de estas mujeres. 

      07 February at 20:26 · 
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      Témoris Grecko Chiara, that’d be really nice! Berlin is not on the cards now (definitely not in winter!), but as you see, my itinerary changes without notice.
      Baci! 

      07 February at 20:29 · 
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      Luis Vazquez Mira que hoy compraré el Proceso y leeré tu artículo y considero que allí haces mención a lo que citas en este comentario. Sabemos que en Occidente está sumamente satanizado el islam y tenemos unos prejuicios ridículos en torno a una cultura que ha aportado en demasía a la humanidad. 

      Tuesday at 17:38 · 
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      Teresita Rodriguez Es muy interesante saber y observar sobre todo, la verdad que a veces nos tergiversan. 

      Tuesday at 17:52 · 
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      Mariana Escobedo ABRAZOS TÉMORIS, ME LLENA DE ALEGRÍA VER ESA MARAVILLOSA REVOLUCIÓN!!!! 

      Wednesday at 03:03 · 

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    Témoris Grecko one brave new friend of mine who came from overseas to support us while history of humanity is being rewritten. Muchas Gracias, amigo! READ the caption and share! ♥

     

    In the West we tend to assume that a female under a burka, niqab or chador is a submissive being who has surrendered or has been dispossessed of her free will and natural rebelliousness. These photos will show you how wrong we are. Today, in the heat of t…See more
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    07 February at 01:54 · View post · Remove tag

Vicepresident Suleyman is holding talks with parties but protesters at Tahrir feel he offers too little, too late: “They’ve killed too many people. All they can do is resign”. For the government, conversation isn’t equal to stop repression. We journalists are still being harassed, while thugs and police are attacking, detaining and shooting people. The Revolution continues

07 February at 16:32 ·  ·  ·  

 

A famous TV journalist in Tahrir sq.: “I the reporter Hala Fahmy testify that Annas el Feky (minister of Radio and TV) is one the first supporters of the thugs and criminals (who attacked the protesters) on 2 February”. “So I’m telling all the honest people in the Egyptian television that Anna el Feky has disgraced us. Let’s accusse him and he should be judged”.
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“Mubarak go!”. Two weeks of uprising are starting to feel heavy. Too many people are desperate to go back to normal and earn their wages and buy their bread again. Citizens like this one in Cairo’s Tahrir square are ready to resist, but they risk isolation. The activists need to think ways to regain the initiative.
Added 07 February ·  ·  

Che Tutankamon: ¡Viva la Revolución!

 

07 February at 22:54 ·  ·  ·  · Share
    • Jorge Ramón Zarco Laveaga

      ‎.¡ qué interesante !

      todo un ejemplo de imaginarios y representaciones sociales !!

      saludos a la Dra. Silvia Gutiérrez Vidrio (UAM-X), especialista en el tema

      07 February at 23:24 ·  ·  1 person
    • Gabriela Lara Genial.

      Tuesday at 00:17 ·  ·  1 person
    • Gina Deliz Super. Cuida de ti Temoris un abrazo!

      Tuesday at 03:59 · 
    • Javier Távara Y pensar que Tuntankamon fue un faraón reaccionario que devolvió el poder a los sacerdotes de Amón, a los que había desfenestrado el faraón Akenaton, quien impulsó el primer monoteísmo estatal de la Historia deshaciéndose de la casta sacerdotal.

      Tuesday at 10:52 ·  ·  1 person
    • Teresita Rodriguez Que viva! interesante saber la historia de este faraón, del que algo había oído Javier😉

      Tuesday at 17:55 · 
    • Témoris Grecko Upa, qué complicado…no sé si el chico al que se le ocurrió dibujar esto estaba al tanto de todos los desarrollos político-culturales que entrelazaba… pero es divertido, no?

      Tuesday at 18:35 · 
    • Teresita Rodriguez Si que lo es amigo.

      Tuesday at 18:37 · 
    • Javier Távara La boina del Che aguanta todo.

      Tuesday at 19:10 · 
    • Bibiana Jara Si Tutankamon levantara la cabeza Egipto iba temblar,puesto esa boina revolucionario total,(yo quiero una boina igual)¡como mola¡¡,recuerdos Grecko.

      Wednesday at 21:03 · 

    Someone to watch in the Egyptian Revolution: Wael Ghonim.

    andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com

    Homepage of the Atlantic Magazine Online Service

    Wednesday at 17:15 ·  ·  ·  · Share

    • Me gusta por donde caminas, vamos , te acompaño , ese es mi camino, en los momentos que se me baja el ánimo… (A.E.C.) Te envío sonrisas. Su.

      Wednesday at 17:16 ·  ·  · See friendship

        • Témoris Grecko Las sonrisas despiertan sonrisas, querida Su. Y si me acompañas, te contaré historias en el camino para hacerte reír y subirte el ánimo.

          21 hours ago ·  ·  1 person

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