A year has passed since I wrote this. I feel so sad that what has transpired since the uprising was even worse than I had predicted/envisaged. What has changed for the better? What will happen to the women of Egypt. We can’t trust those men in charge to whom we are but a collection of body parts, belonging to them & society, rather than autonomous human beings with rights and legitimate demands. So once again, we need an uprising, a revolution. We can’t let those Mubaraks with beards control our futures.
I love my country. I want to carry on loving my country and I want it to be a society of equals. The feelings of disappointment and disenfranchisement rising within me as I witness the ‘transitioton democracy’ are unnecessary and avoidable. Women have been at the forefront of this revolution since the start, laying down their.lives and risking everything in the search for democracy.
What is democracy, but the right to participate in the politics which affect us? What is democracy, but the fight for freedom and equality as citizens? What is freedom, but the ability to make decisions for yourself and not have them made for you? Why are women once again, becoming invisible and sidelined in matters of decision making and consultation on the birth of our new country. The women of Egypt are brave and strong and have endured the pains of this revolution as much as…
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