“Sexual harassment is a tool to keep women out of the public spaces (streets) and forcing them into the private spaces (homes),” wrote @jazkhalifa during the Egyptian-led #EndSH day of online activism this week. – via ABC News
That is why we must speak out against street harassment. It keeps women out of public spaces, and out of public life. There can never be gender equality as long as we’re relegated to the home.
It’s been one week since the attack on activists protesting against street harassment in Tahrir Square, Egypt. They’re still re-grouping, deciding on next steps and responses. In the meantime, where is a powerful video from the protest (before the attacks) you can watch and testimonies of people who were there that you can read.
“Women are at the heart of the revolution. We march, we lead chants, we sleep in sit-ins…We won’t be broken,” says one woman in the video.
Exactly. And so we’ve got to keep talking about this issue. We can’t let it fade away. Street harassment is real, it’s a problem, and it’s got to end.Share on Facebook