Monday, February 14, 2011

Arab women lead the charge for political change

Emad Mekay, The Electronic Intifada, 14 February 2011

"CAIRO (IPS) - Asmaa Mahfouz, a 26-year-old Egyptian woman who two weeks ago had only one name, now boasts at least three. These include "A woman worth 100 men," "The girl who crushed Mubarak" and "The leader of the Egyptian revolution."

Mahfouz, who began online political activism in 2008, is now credited for launching a video call that sparked the revolution against the autocratic military rule of US-backed President Hosni Mubarak...."

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