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Dennys Global Politics: Egypt: Revolution Loses Meaning As Women Denied Rights, Role in Society: From Denny: Egypt held so much hope for the world when the Arab Spring broke out last year, toppling the regime.
Then reality set in. The very women that protected the men who marched, the very women who gave medical aid and money to help the revolution, were turned upon and denied their respect and freedom.
The protesters took it all and gave nothing in return by denying women a seat at the table while they restructured the national government. The former male protesters and the Egyptian military council refused the concepts of generosity, kindness, partnership and equality. To the women, the protesters and the military are no different than the regime: all deny freedom and equal rights to women.