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Posted in: Islamic Gender & Religious Apartheid

Published on Jan 28, 2010 by Phyllis Chesler

Written for Pajamas Media

The Steady Erosion of Women's Rights in Egypt: A Photographic Story


These photos, sent by my good friend Tareq Heggy, speak volumes about the politicization of the Islamic Veil. In the 1950s, Cairo University graduates were not veiled. By the twenty first century, the veiling of educated women was fully underway.

Class of 1959

Class of 1978

Class of 1995

Class of 2004


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