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Egyptian female activists fight Sharia Law in Stockholm!

 عالیه المهدی وبلاگنویس جنجالی مصری که پیشتر عکسهای برهنه خودش رو در اعتراض به قوانین نابرابر مصر علیه زنان در وبلاگش منتشر کرده بود. حالا در حرکتی نمادین همراه با دو تن از فعالان حقوق زنان در سرمای منهای ۷ درجه در استکلهم لخت شدند و نفرت خودشون رو از حکومت اسلامگرایی محمد مرسی در مصر به نمایش گذاشتند.

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NasirKhosrow

Nasir Khosrow Poet, scientist, philosopher, mystic and traveler

Two of the women from the FEMEN organization featured in the photograph here are actually Ukrainian and not Egyptian. FYI

Azadeh..Azad

Dr.Azadeh.Azad http://legacy.iranian.com/main/member/azadeh-azad

akaDarya: Yes, now I understand what you meant.

Azadeh..Azad

Dr.Azadeh.Azad http://legacy.iranian.com/main/member/azadeh-azad

akaDarya:

In your statement: "The problem is most women with hejab do not think right [I AGREE} and most women without Hejab do not care much ! [HOW DID YOU COME TO THIS CONCLUSION?] Then we end up with silent majority !

SoosanKhanoom

akaDarya With life as short as a half-taken breath, don't plant anything but love. - Rumi

What i am hoping to happen especially in Iran is for these two groups of women to get united for the same cause .... which is nothing but freedom ! I hope you see my points !

SoosanKhanoom

akaDarya With life as short as a half-taken breath, don't plant anything but love. - Rumi

By that I mean they do not care enough to do demonstration to demand their rights ... They do not get this matter seriously enough.. They adapt to it one way or another .... otherwise if women come out in million and demand their rights then something major will happen .. and no they do not have to become naked for that! They just have to be united on that !

And those who do cover, they really do not think right .. they do not really know that even in the book, it is a choice and they are free to choose or not ...and it is no one's business.. So, if they have chosen to do it, then to honor the book, they should also honor those who have chosen to not wear it .. besides the freedom to choose is what that matters ..... if it is wrong to force them not to wear it then it is equally wrong to force someone to wear it .. but the majority of those who wear hejab are wearing it because of the obligation and not because of the choice and that is which makes the entire thing wrong.. ..

Tehran4Iran

Tehran4Iran

I just hopped they would have used some other method to draw attention other than thier body. This way the message is lost , an as you can see every one is talking about them, and thier method, rather than thier message. Other than that I just hopped we Iranian were as alert as these Egyptions are back in 1979, and would at least read the constitution before accepting it.

BB

Mr. B

Look at the last vestiges of Egyptian freedom. Once Morsi has his referendum, just like Iran, that will be that. La Fait Son Accompli. Get ready for a new member of the growing "Arab Nation". With the mandate of the referendum, the investment in feeding Egypt's poor will com through. With promises of more food for the poor, once they have the votes necessary for full Islamic rule, this is deja vu of what happened in Iran. The success of Iran, is precisely why they are trying it again in Egypt. Sad day for Egypt, say goodbye ladies, within a year, your beautiful bodies will be covered by the thick hide of Sexism, and the rough fabric of Tyranny.

sayyad.shaer

Sayyad Sha'er visit: www.sayyadshaer.com

What do you think of what's happening in Syria?

MonkeyAndOrganGrinder

Monkey And Organ Grinder

Predictions!

In the next couple of weeks, a group of ex-communist Iranian females currently living in Europe will copy cat these three brave women as a form of solidarity! God have mercy on us all!

Azadeh..Azad

Dr.Azadeh.Azad http://legacy.iranian.com/main/member/azadeh-azad

Dear Susann Khanoom:

What you are expressing is on the mind of many people who support the cause of Secularity and Democracy. It is complex and will remain an open question for a long time. My answer to this questioning is the following:

1) Women's bodies have been, and will be, one the most important themes of patriarchy and Islamic Fundamentalism. Responding to the Muslim Fundamentalists by wearing covered clothing, just a bit less covered than veil, will only show respect for the Fundamentalists' opinion regarding the ability of women themselves to choose their own clothing. It will show that women are compromising with these backward people.

2) If women go to work and school and shopping centre being nude, I agree that it would be an extreme measure against the Veil that is used on a daily basis. But this is not the case.

3) As women's (and to a lesser degree men's) nudity is forbidden under the menace of being tortured and killed, then it is not extremism, IMO, to use nudity occasionally for its "shock value (not for the Swedes, of course) for the majority of the population of the world.

4. Besides it shock value and effectiveness, public nudity plays a role in the process of demonstrating the normality of nudity and separating it from sexuality in the minds of the observers. A body, male or female, is NOT reduced to its sexual function, one of its many.

5. You are wondering if there is really a place for the moderate people of the earth. These moderate people, who love to satisfy adherents to all kinds of ideology in order to be safe, are called the SILENT MAJORITY of those who make concessions to their enemies.

6. And you add whether there will be a "constant shift between covering one's face and uncovering one's butt?" Free-thinking women or feminists are not in favour of women showing their butts during their daily public activities, while Fundamentalist women are for covering the faces during their daily public activities. So, I don’t see any CONSTANT SHIFT between covering the face and uncovering the butts. Women do not want to uncover their butts. This is a demonstration, a Performance Act, which carries a political message against the SHARIA LAW and not for "Letting women show their butts everywhere to oppose veiling!"

In many other cases, for instance in British Columbia, when people (male and female) want to show their opposition to knocking down the old Growth (the 3000 old trees), they all get naked (men and women) for attracting people’s attention.

I think I said enough (got tired of writing fast :-)). And I hope I was able to put my P.O.V. across .

SoosanKhanoom

akaDarya With life as short as a half-taken breath, don't plant anything but love. - Rumi

I agree with many things you mentioned Azad jan ....and for that i should say well said ..indeed ..

When I was a student at U of M there was this yearly student naked thingy going on in AnnArbor ...almost everyone riding bikes naked ! It seemed to be very routine and normal ... Not a big deal ! I agree Nudity sometimes is separated from sexuality but that also depends where and in which society! We are not dealing with the societies that have gone through Renaissance ... so we can not act like European in in those countries and expect the desired result.

It is like being a good speaker .. the number one rule in the art of speech is to know your audience !

I do not think so nudity can have the same effect when one wants to demonstrate forced Hejab.. I actually think it will backfire ! It gives more alibi and it really shuts the moderate voices up !

You brought a good point and that is the silent majority. I strongly believe that the silent majority should become outspoken majority and take it to the streets of Egypt ( both women with and without veils) to demand freedom of choice ... if that ever happens then it will be 100 times more effective.

The problem is most women with hejab do not think right and most women without Hejab do not care much ! Then we end up with silent majority !

Perhaps, desperate times requires desperate measures .. may be then to get naked is all one can do to express the anger and the frustration ... but the real question is : does it work ?


my 2 cents

Thanks for the wonderful discussion !

sayyad.shaer

Sayyad Sha'er visit: www.sayyadshaer.com

One week after Morsi took over in Egypt, I looked him up and thought, ah, 1979 all over again. Well, let's see if the Egyptians learned by observing what happened to Iran.

farhangpooya

farhangpooya In all situations, in or outside power, social problems require social solutions (در همه شرايط، در حاكميت و يا خارج از حاكميت، مشكلات اجتماعى راه حل هاى اجتماعى طلب مى كنند)

Dr Azadeh Azad seems to be very much in favor of these kind of activities.
I wonder why she does not join.

Azadeh..Azad

Dr.Azadeh.Azad http://legacy.iranian.com/main/member/azadeh-azad

khaleh mosheh aziz:

It is about the *political timing.* Egypt might fall into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood sooner than we guess along with the imposition of the Sharia Law.. Plus, maybe only these two Swedish women were brave enough to suffer in the cold for a worthy cause. Or maybe when it's minus 7 degrees Celcius, less people would have the opportunity to claim the demonstration as something sexual (because so many misguided souls see Women's nude bodies + warm weather = Sex.) They actually equate women's bodies as sex, no matter in what condition.