We are currently witnessing a pandemic, economic disasters and an imminent war. However, if we examine public debates in recent months, we will notice a significant obsession with women: what they do, what they wear, and how they live.
“Any girl who wants to be like Sara Hegazi has to be exiled from Egypt..” The videos of the Egyptian pornstar, Sherif Taliani, attacking the late activist Sara Hegazi, were nothing short of a resounding failure for the concepts and standards of manhood.
Sara Hegazi’s suicide encouraged the LGBT community to speak up again, not only in Tunisia, but in the whole Arab region and the world. “It’s an opportunity to scream at the top of our lungs for our lost rights…”
The Egyptian women’s solidarity with Sarah Hegazi’s story did not cease due to fears of perhaps having to eventually face suicide themselves, for every girl of this class would have met the same fate in case she’d decided to rebel against the system, or as one of them expressed briefly and eloquently: “we are Sarah Hegazi’s illegitimate sisters, and maybe the same fate awaits us…”