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Gay Egyptian Women Life Under a Conservative Patriarchy

Gay Egyptian Women Life Under a Conservative Patriarchy

itemprop="name headline">Gay Egyptian Women: Life Under a Conservative Patriarchy (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Last year, the Egyptian public opinion dealt with two major blows which triggered a vigorous debate on social and mainstream media. The first being when Dalia Al-Faghal, a self-identified lesbian came out on social media, sparking waves of criticism and demonization. The second is the Mashrou’ Leila concert where two Rainbow Flags, a symbol of LGBTQ+ pride, have been raised in the show. The public reaction to both incidents could be generally described as negative. However, they were immensely disproportionate in terms of state action, as well as public outrage. Gay men bore a more vicious, heavy-handed response form both the state and the media, totally overshadowing the narrative around lesbians.   Dalia’s public appearance shed the light on the obstacles gay women face in Egypt and more importantly, asking crucial questions, such as: how many more Dalias does Egypt have? “I am afraid to love”

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تنوية هام: الموقع غير مسئول عن صحة ومصداقية الخبر يتم نشره نقلاً عن مصادر صحفية أخرى، ومن ثم لا يتحمل أي مسئولية قانونية أو أدبية وإنما يتحملها المصدر الرئيسى للخبر. والموقع يقوم فقط بنقل ما يتم تداولة فى الأوساط الإعلامية المصرية والعالمية لتقديم خدمة إخبارية متكاملة.

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