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31 January 2010

The Steady Erosion of Women’s Rights in Egypt: A Photographic Story

EGYPT 50sj.jpgThese photos, sent by my good friend Tareq Heggy, speak volumes about the politicization of the Islamic Veil. In the 1950s, Cairo University graduates were not veiled. By the twenty first century, the veiling of educated women was fully underway.

(PIC OF Class of 1959)

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11:31 Posted in Egypt | Permalink | Comments (2) |  Facebook |


i hav been roaming around online since the past couple of hours for the research of my project. But the weird part of internet is the distraction of mind. Indeed ur blog post has played the same role of distraction for me... :-)

Posted by: send flowers italy | 15 February 2010

Hey great stuff, thank you for sharing this useful information and i will let know my friends as well.

Posted by: germany flower | 24 May 2010

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