CSSD Fellow Yasmin El-Rifae discusses how the #MeToo movement can learn from the Egyptian revolution

Yasmin El-Rifae, journalist and media fellow for the Center for the Study of Social Difference working group, Religion and the Global Framing of Gender Violence, has been featured in The Nation with an article entitled “What the Egyptian Revolution Can Offer #MeToo.” In the article she shares her experience protecting women from sexual assault and discusses what the #MeToo movement can learn from feminists in other parts of the world. She writes, “...by separating out the struggles and experiences of Arab women we exclude them from the wider conversation and, in doing so, make their experiences less available and less useful to the rest of the world—most importantly, to women elsewhere who are thinking about similar problems.”