The Real War on Women is in Egypt: The Case of Sonia Dridi [Video]

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The real war on women has nothing to do with free contraception, and everything to do with attacks on women in the middle east. This is the case of Sonia Dridi, yet another female journalist who was groped in Egypt while broadcasting in Tahrir Square.

Reminiscent of the sickening attack on Lara Logan, a foreign correspondent for CBS News show 60 Minutes, Sonia Dridi of France 24 was surrounded and groped by a group of young men.

The Guardian reports, “Numerous incidents of violence and sexual assault against women have been reported over the past 18 months whenever throngs gather in the square, with not everyone necessarily there with the aim of protesting. Sexual harassment is an endemic problem in Egypt dating back to before the revolution.

The moments before Dridi’s ordeal were filmed and can be seen here:

In Lara Logan’s case, she described the brutal experience on 60 Minutes. She said, in part:

I was told later that they were saying “Let’s take her pants off.” And it’s like suddenly, before I even know what’s happening, I feel hands grabbing my breasts, grabbing my crotch, grabbing me from behind. I mean – and it’s not one person and then it stops – it’s like one person and another person and another person. And I know Ray is right there, and he’s grabbing at me and screaming, “Lara hold onto me, hold onto me.”

For those who perpetuate the lie about a “war on women,” they should perhaps consider the real war on women, where silent victims do not often have the benefit of being journalists and cannot share their stories with the world. In this video, Lara Logan strongly and bravely speaks out against the “major lie” that the Taliban has been weakened in Afghanistan by the U.S. military.

Watch Lara Logan here:

Photo Source: The Guardian

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