[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week`s roundup to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night of every week.]
“Why Do Women Want to be Men?” and Other Patriarchal Norms
Nadia Elboubkri argues, “Women do not need a social revolution, but rather social evolution to change the conversation for good—to change the question from ‘Why do women want to be men?’ to ‘Why aren’t we all treated equally?’”
Politicized Bodies, Invisible Women
Nesreen Salem analyzes media and society’s reactions to sexual assault.
Solidarity and Division in Response to Egypt’s Endemic Sexual Violence
Mohamed Adam writes on human rights organizations’ response to the sexual assault in Tahrir Square four days before al-Sisi’s inauguration.
Domestic Violence: A Cultural Ailment
Sarah El-Rashidy argues that underreporting, cultural norms, and legislation have led to the pervasiveness of violence against women in Egypt.
Egypt’s Protest Law: An Ongoing Battle
Khaled Dawoud reflects on the harsh sentences activists received for protesting in front of Shura Council in November 2013.
Photo Essay: Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment
Jonathan Rashad publishes a photo essay of Egyptian activists and local NGOs’ protests against sexual assault in Cairo.
Run Mahienour Run
Amro Ali writes on Mahienour El-Masri’s longstanding defiance against political and social injustice resulting from Mubarak’s rule.
Egypt’s Police: A Department of Thugs
Mina Fayek reflects on the police’s aggression against protesters on their march to Egyptian presidential palace (Ittihadiya) to demand the revocation of the Protest Law and release of political detainees.
The Bright Spot in the Egyptian Economy
Mohson Khan and Svetlana Milbert explain the rise of Egypt’s stock market since 25 January 2011 despite the economic struggles in the country.
Health in Egyptian Prisons: A Field Study on the Determinants of Health Behind Bars
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) releases a report on prisoners’ health conditions in Egypt’s prison facilities.
Weeks of Killing: State Violence, Communal Violence and Sectarian Attacks in the Summer of 2013
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) releases a thorough report on state violence and sectarian attacks that swept Egypt in the events of 30 June and its aftermath.
Al-Sisi: Egypt’s Accidental Democrat?
Khaled Diab reflects on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s stance on democracy, social justice, and freedom through analyzing his inaugural speech.
Sisi’s Religious Conquest
Nehal El-Sherif says, “The purging of the Muslim Brotherhood from Egyptian politics will not necessarily put the country on the path to secularism, as Sisi finds his own ways to use religion for political ends.”
Egypt’s Deep State Rediscovers Itself
Amr Osman argues, “It is now evident that the coup has not taken Egypt any step closer to a `real state` where the supreme authority lies within its elected legislature, issuing laws and holding the government to account. On the contrary, the coup has deepened the roots of the deep state, resulting in an entity that is far from modern.”
Egypt`s Breadbasket Nile Delta Under Threat From Illegal Building
Maggie Fick and Mahmoud Mourad analyze the increase of unlicensed construction in the Nile Delta and its impact on wheat import.
ANALYSIS l Egypt`s Brittle New Regime
Vivienne Matthies-Boon, Andrea Teti, and Gennaro Gervasio analyze the tactics used by the military-backed regime to maintain its power.
Egyptian Women Deserve Better from Their Political System
Tamer Nagy Mahmoud argues Egyptian women should demand greater roles in the country’s political institutions.
Letters from Behind Bars
El Nadim Center compiles letters written by Egyptian prisoners detained during the 30 June events.
The Muslim Brotherhood: Cut off at the Roots
Ahmed Eleiba writes on the government’s “attempts to dismantle the Muslim Brotherhood’s sources of funding.”
Govt Moves to Outlaw Strikes, But Is it Promoting Production?
Jano Charbel sheds light on the state’s efforts to banning labor strikes while overlooking workers’ demands.
Unpacking Sisi`s Religiosity
Khalil al-Anani analyzes al-Sisi’s religious rhetoric.
Fear of the Clown
Amr Magdi analyzes the reasons the Egyptian state banned Bassem Youssef’s show.
How Egypt Can Turn the Tide on Sexual Assault
Rothna Begum argues that the state should implement legal reforms, formulate a national strategy, and develop medical and psychosocial protocols to end violence against women in Egypt.
مصر والنموذج الديمقراطى الغائب
Amr Hamzawy sheds light on the Egyptian regime’s divergence from Gulf States’ dynamics of rule, namely sectarianism.
قضايا التظاهر والإشارات المتضاربة للدولة
Mustafa Mehie analyzes the security forces’ violence against protesters demanding the release of political detainees and revoking the Protest Law.
عن قانون الإيجارات الزراعية وعما فعله مبارك بمصر والمصريين
Reem Sa’ad writes on the socio-economic impact of the modifications made on agricultural laws during Mubarak’s rule on Egypt and its citizens.
الصحة في سجون مصر: بحث ميداني عن محددات الصحة داخل عالم السجون المغلق
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) releases a report on prisoners’ health conditions in Egypt’s prison system.
اسابيع القتل: عنف الدولة والاقتتال الأهلي والاعتداءات الطائفية في صيف 2013
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) releases a thorough report on state violence and sectarian attacks that swept Egypt in the events of the 30 June and its aftermath.
عمال صعيد مصر: احتجاجات ورئيس جديد
Rania Rabi’e sheds light on Upper Egypt’s labor workers’ protests as a result of the state’s adaptation of neoliberal economic policies that negatively impacted their conditions.
كيف يمكن لمصر أن تتخلص من الاعتداءات الجنسية
Rothna Begum argues that state should implement legal reforms, formulate a national strategy, and develop medical and psychosocial protocols to end violence against women in Egypt.
رسائل عبد الله الشامي
Mustafa Mehie writes on Al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah el-Shami’s letters during his ten-month detention.
مأزق الغاز غير الطبيعي
Isabel Easterman writes on Egypt’s energy crisis, in particular issues rising between the Egyptian state and international energy firms.
حتى يكون اعتذار الرئيس لنساء مصر مقبولا
Hanan al-Badawi argues that Egyptian authorities’ apologies for sexual assaults are meaningless as long as offenders are not held accountable for their acts.
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Sheikh Imam: A Profile from the Archives
Jadaliyya’s Profiles Page writes on Egyptian composer-singer Imam Muhammad.
Popular Neighborhoods and the Arab Spring: Elements for a Renewed Approach
Eric Denis offers some thoughts and a brief summary of a conference based on a volume edited by Pierre-Arnaud Barthel and Sylvy Jaglin on informal neighborhoods and urban action in the Arab world.
Statement by Comrades from Cairo: Everyone`s Right to Protest
Jadaliyya’s Reports Page releases a statement by Comrades from Cairo condemning Egypt’s Protest Law.
Jadaliyya Co-Editors Hesham Sallam and Adel Iskandar on Egypt Post-Election
Jadaliyya’s Interview Page publishes WPFW’s Zein El-Amine’s interview with Hesham Sallam and Adel Iskandar.
Letter to Obama Administration on Egyptian State Violations of Human Rights
Jadaliyya’s Reports Page publishes a letter signed by over forty academics and policy-makers demanding the Obama Administration pressure the Egyptian state to end violations of human rights.
رواية "1919": إعادة تأريخ جريئة تفتقد إلى روح الثورة
Dina Heshmat offers literary analysis of Ahmad Murad’s “1919.”