In our home, Saturday morning lie-ins are sacred. After five days slaving at the office, Mama is owed a morning of Dolce Fa Niente. However, like clockwork I am woken at some God forsaken hour by my six year old as she whispers in my ear, “Mornin’ Mama! CanIplaywithyouri-phoneplease?” My grunt is taken as assent and as she tiptoes out of our room with her treasure, I call out, “no YouTube!” After all, she is only six years old and I don’t want her seeing anything inappropriate. She assures me she is only watching Disney trailers but based on the amount of highly questionable YouTube links that I am sent daily, I feel the need to remain vigilant. However, this week I did share a YouTube video with my young daughters because I wanted to show them how privileged they are to be able to grow up and be educated as women in an environment free from harassment by the opposite sex. By now you all must realise that I am writing about the appalling video showing a female student at Cairo University being pursued in the most aggressive manner by her fellow male students, to the point that she was forced to lock herself in the university toilets until security could get the mob under control.
‘Epidemic’ of sexual harassment
Egypt, be aware that every woman in the world is now watching you and we will show our displeasure with your conductAhlya Fateh