Samira Ibrahim Defeats SCAF

December 27, 2011

An Egyptian administrative court issued an order Tuesday banning virginity tests for female detainees, months after several women alleged they were subjected to such examinations following a March protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

The ruling comes in the case of Samira Ibrahim, a 25-year-old marketing manager who took the country’s military led-government to court in August, alleging she was among those subjected to the test after her arrest during the March 9 protest. She said she faced death threats after bringing the case….

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Notice how the government spokesman said,
“Those tests are not considered a crime.”

Notice how the SCAF general said,
“The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine.”

Yea…

Sounds a lot like that funny little thing they say about rape victims:
“She was asking for it.”

This time, though, it’s got family connotations:
“She deserved it because she’s not one of us.”

I’d rather be one of them, then one with him.
Any day or night for the rest of my life.

The Time of Day

2 Responses to “Samira Ibrahim Defeats SCAF”

  1. [...] trying to understand what it must mean. To be a woman in Egypt today, fighting for freedom, subject to virginity tests. That’s the least of what she’s up against. Mind blowing hostility, hatred, social [...]

  2. I have just profiled her as Extraordinary

    Meet the Extraordinary Samira Ibrahim, women’s right activist in Egypt.

    One of the most powerful and influential voices today in the area of women’s rights.

    She rose to prominence after filing a case in the Egyptian court against the military personnel for violating her and other women’s rights after being arrested for joining the 2011 Egyptian Revolution that ousted the then sitting President Hosni Mubarak.

    “Egyptian women are the secret of the revolution.”. Samira Ibrahim

    For more of Samira’s Inspiring quotes, biography, video and more visit:

    http://www.thextraordinary.org/samira-ibrahim#why-samira-ibrahim-is-extraordinary

    “Helping You Everyday To Be Extraordinary!”

    Information with Inspiration

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