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Egypt’s other revolution

By Khaled Diab A decade after Egyptians rose up against Hosni Mubarak, the counterrevolution appears victorious in the political domain. However, under the radar, a social revolution is in motion. Anti-sexual harassment march to Tahrir.Photo: Gigi Ibrahim, Flickr. Thursday 25…

The Mubarak enigma

The removal of Hosni Mubarak was likely the proudest moment in Egypt’s recent history, yet, five years on, some Egyptians miss the deposed dictator.

Egypt’s other Tahrirs

Tahrir may have been pacified for now, but the revolution is still playing out in Egypt’s economic and social squares.

Egypt’s other Great Pyramid

The Mogamma, that high temple of Egyptian bureaucracy, will be shut down. Welcome as it is, this will not solve the underlying problem of “el-routine”.

Egypt’s other revolution

Revolutionary disappointment in Egypt has concealed the ongoing social revolution whose shifting sands are likely to result in a political earthquake.

Sexual harassment and the medina

In Egypt, sexual harassment is a largely urban phenomenon fuelled by a sense of male powerlessness, insecurity and unrealistic gender ideals.