Two Revolutions : What has Egypt’s Transition Meant for Its Women?

November 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

In Egypt, social class, religious observance, and the differences between city life and village life lead to enormous divergences of experience among the country’s women. The professional, well-travelled young woman from an upper-middle-class Cairo family and the illiterate country girl from a conservative family seem to inhabit different countries—indeed, different centuries.

Though such a truth can be said of the divide between rich an poor (and even urban and rural poor) in every country, Wendell Steavenson‘s recent New Yorker article is an engaging read with an needed discussion regarding the impact of Egypt’s revolution on women.

[contact me if you need a copy of the article]

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