6 Times Egypt’s Parliament Was More Random Than Donald Trump’s Hair in 2016
The year 2017 is just around the corner, and honestly, we can’t wait for 2016 to be over. This year was bad for Egypt, like really bad. From an economy that went downhill faster than the speed of light and Reham Saeed coming back on TV, to Facebookers accusing Dunkin’ Donuts of being racist and Etisalat of being sexist and more. These were some pretty intense months for Egyptians.
Yet, we have got to talk about the pink elephant in the room, the parliament and its members. We literally can’t decide whether their statements are publicity stunts or pure illiteracy. Here are some of the parliament’s biggest moments in 2016:
When a member suggested that young women go through a virginity test when enrolling at a university
And then the same member suggesting that female genital mutilation will help Egyptian husbands with erectile dysfunction, why wouldn’t men just use male enhancement pills instead, wouldn’t genital mutilation have the opposite effect?
When another member suggested that leaving women’s genital area intact leads to infection and unwanted sexual urges that might lead to bigger problems, claiming we should go back to science instead of blindly following Western beliefs
And then another member added that virginity tests are a good idea as it will combat the rise of new prostitutes
When a member dared and asked for gender-equalization of the adultery punishment and was met with nothing but attacks because apparently women are more guilty of adultery than men
And the grand finale of 2016, when member of the year, Sohair El-Hady, suggested that a divorced woman lose custody of her children if she thinks she is worthy of finding happiness in another marriage
WE SAID THIS: Da wala the 80s kids show ElParlaman ElSagheer. Why do you hate women so much?