Aliaa Elmahdy

Published November 17, 2011 by Tony

Aliaa Elmahdy Challenge

The twenty-year old Egyptian Aliaa Elmahdy has courage to sell and if her nude photos were not posted on a blog in an Islamic country, they wouldn’t certainly have had the same resonance.
The student in ‘media and communication’ at the American University of Cairo describe herself as an “individualistic and atheistic” and have launched a challenge against the Islamic conservatives in her country. On his Facebook profile, Aliaa appears as the companion of Karim Amer, an Egyptian blogger condemned in 2007 for insulting Islam and also launches a call for  Maikel Nabil release, another blogger detained in prison for criticizing the military police. She says, “I am angry for a violent, racist and sexist
society “, and adds: “Look in the mirror. Why do you hate your body? You must have a problem with your sexuality “.
With regard to the censorship rectangles placed deliberately on the photos, she states: “The yellow rectangles on my eyes, mouth and sex organ resemble the censoring of our knowledge, expression and sexuality”.

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5 comments on “Aliaa Elmahdy

  • Her courage and bravery humbles me. I hope nothing bad happens to her. She is a voice in the wilderness and a light in the forest. If anyone feels threatened by her, they have real issues. Thank you Aliaa for bring attention to the great injustices in your country.

  • hate and violence come from irrational fear… and there is a fear of the naked human body.. and that fear is everywhere, to greater and lesser degrees.. it’s bizarre.

    it is natural to appreciate the body.. especially attractive ones.. and extra especially if they are of the gender you are sexually attracted to.. your erection at looking at the photo is not a problem.. the problem is being ashamed of it.. to deny the feelings.. and for that denial and shame to accumulate into hate and violence.

  • Incredible! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a completely different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Outstanding choice of colors!

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