Egyptian rapper puts women's rights in the spotlight
A staggering 99.3 per cent of Egyptian women report being sexually harassed, both physically and verbally, according to a recent United Nations report.
18-year-old Egyptian rapper Myam Mahmoud is not silent about it. Last October, Mahmoud rapped her way to the semi-finals of the Middle East’s reality TV show “Arabs Got Talent.” While she didn’t win the program, Mahmoud did throw the spotlight on something more than herself as she rapped about sexual harassment, second-class treatment of women, and societal expectations of how a young religious woman should behave.
“I wanted to tell girls in Egypt and everywhere else that they are not alone, we all have the same problems, but we cannot stay silent, we have to speak up,” Mahmoud told the Associated Press.