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10 Jan 2012

Egyptian Women Confront Patriarchy – NYTimes.com

At first Samira Ibrahim was afraid to tell her father that Egyptian soldiers had detained her in Tahrir Square in Cairo, stripped off her clothes, and watched as she was forcibly subjected to a 'virginity test.' But when her father, a religious conservative, saw electric prod marks on her body, they revived memories of his own detention and torture under President Hosni Mubarak's government. "History is repeating itself," he told her, and together they vowed to file a court case against the military rulers, to claim "my rights," as Ms. Ibrahim later recalled.
At first Samira Ibrahim was afraid to tell her father that Egyptian soldiers had detained her in Tahrir Square in Cairo,...

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