Mary Rogers: Sexual Harassment Against Women Common In Egypt
Rogers recounts some of her own experiences in a commentary for CNN:
If you are a woman living in Cairo, chances are you have been sexually harassed. It happens on the streets, on crowded buses, in the workplace, in schools, and even in a doctor's office.
According to a 2008 survey of 1,010 women conducted by the Egyptian Center for Women's rights, 98 percent of foreign women and 83 percent of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed.
I was walking home from dinner recently when a carload of young men raced by me and screamed out "Sharmouta" (whore in Arabic.)
The longtime journalist argues that the time has come for Egyptians to address the issue of sexual harassment andchange the attitudes of men.
Read Roger's entire piece here.