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Banners in Cairo Urge Men to Prevent Women from Wearing Tight Clothes

30 August, 2017
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Banners recently appeared in streets in different sections of Cairo urging men to prevent their daughters, wives and sisters from wearing revealing and tight outfits.

The banners were spotted after multiple social media users in Egypt launched a campaign called “Man up and don’t let your daughters wear tight clothes” on Facebook.

Banners were reportedly seen in other governorates as well.


Photo credit: Kassem Gad Al-Mawla on Facebook

For people who are campaigning for the cause, they said that men should follow the teachings of religion, adding that men cannot enter heaven if they are not “jealous for their women”.

They also believe that they are promoting morals and social standards. However, several users opposed the campaign for promoting sexual harassment and for objectifying women. They also believe that it is a clear violation of the rule of law that grants people the right to choose what they want to wear.

Those who oppose the campaign also said that it should be “Man up and don’t harass her” or “Man up and stop catcalls”.

In Egypt, it is deemed common for men to be in control of what female members of their families wear, particularly depending on the social class.

According to a UN study, which was conducted in cooperation with Egyptian NGOs and officials, 99% of women in Egypt have witnessed some form of sexual harassment.

Tags Egypt Cairo women Gender equality