UN Women has released a PSA urging Egyptians to “put yourself in her shoes, instead of finding ways to blame her”.
The video is shot from the point of view of a woman in Egypt going about her day and being sexually harassed – an experience common to over 90% of women here, who face this scourge every time we walk out the door. The PSA also spotlights the culture of victim blaming prevalent in the country, which contributes to the fear, anxiety, humiliation and anger women are subject to on a daily basis.
In case you missed it, also check out this ONTV segment of a man who dressed up as a woman – both with and without hijab – and walked the streets of Cairo with a hidden camera in tow. While the results are shocking, the video merely reflects a crude reality that critically needs to change.
WE SAID THIS: If only sexual harassment could be combated with magic.