Egyptian man disguised as woman is harassed

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    May 12, 2013 2:54 AM GMT
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    http://news.yahoo.com/egyptian-man-disguised-woman-harassed-190024573.html

    Waleed Hammad dressed conservatively for his secret mission into the world of sexual harassment and abuse on the streets of Cairo, donning a long tan skirt and sleeved shirt, and at times covering his head like many Egyptian women.

    The 24-year-old actor walked the sidewalks, hidden cameras in tow, for an investigative television report, hoping the broadcast would enlighten national debate about how to combat deep-rooted day-to-day sexual harassment and abuse in this patriarchal society.

    Initiatives to counter the problem have mushroomed in recent months. Vigilantes groups have started protecting women at gatherings, particularly at large protests or during national holidays when groping and harassment in crowds is at an all-time high. Activists have offered self-defense classes for women. Social network sites have been started where women can "name and shame" their harassers.
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    May 12, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    If he thinks that's bad, he should come to the US, dress as a woman, and try to drive...while putting on makeup, brushing his/her teeth, texting, bitching at the kids in the back seat, and talking on the bluetooth...all at the same time.
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    May 12, 2013 3:06 AM GMT
    i read that too earlier, it's interesting especially at the end where he mentions that when he covered his hair men were harassing him even more because of the "challenge"