Egypt of today Today Egypt has a very big problem. That problem is violence against all women. Woman in Egypt are being harassed, assaulted, and abused. In the eyes of both male and female Egyptians the violence is not really violence but mere social interaction. It is a common thought among woman that it is okay for their husbands to beat them because of the simple fact that they have the right to because they are married.
Egypt of today “many women themselves have internalized these oppressive conditions to the extent that statistics published in the Egyptian Demographic and Health Survey in 1995 show that more than 86% of Egyptian women agree that there are reasons that justify a husband beating his wife.
Egyptian Hollywood “Egypt is the ‘Hollywood of the Middle East.’ People all over the region watch serials, films, and shows produced in Egypt, particularly during the month of Ramadan The collective consciousness of Arabs is largely shaped by the media” (challenging violence).
Egypt of today “Every day for an entire month audiences all over the Middle East were encouraged to sympathize with Mitwalli who married one woman, then a second, a third, and finally a fourth. His polygamous lifestyle was not only acceptable, but valued. In spite of occasional beatings or verbal abuse, Mitwalli’s four wives not only loved and respected him; they also managed to co-exist harmoniously.
Positives of globalization There are several positives in the respect of globalization in Egypt for women. The first is that other countries have recognized what has been going on in Egypt and have established several programs for women in order to help and educate them. Globalization has spread feminism and equality messages throughout the country.
Positives of Globalization Another positive outcome by globalization is that “Media House realized the urgent need to monitor the portrayal of women on Egyptian television”.
Positives of Globalization Because of the new monitoring system of "the high levels of violence traditionally shown by the Egyptian media. Cumulatively, there were 77 cases of physical violence by men against women, 221 cases of psychological violence and 33 cases of sexual assault”
Positives of globalization “The women’s rights agenda has witnessed improvements over the past decade after the establishment of the National Council for Women. Furthermore, a draft law was previously submitted to the lately dissolved parliament, to criminalize the act of harassing women and girls on the streets” (Violence against women).
Negatives of globalization “The last women’s peaceful demonstration in Tahrir square on March 8, 2011 that coincided with the International Women’s Day serves as strong proof. Men started grouping together to harass women, verbally and physically, asking them to actually leave the square
Negatives of globalization the hatred of America and other countries that are trying to change the Egyptian culture. They are viewed as wrong and arrogant people. Many Egyptians do not appreciate being told that they are wrong and that their way of life should be changed. This creates a feeling of disharmony among the Egyptian people towards other countries.
Negatives of globalization the immigration of women and other people to other countries. They leave because they do not tolerate or accept the treatment that they have received in Egypt in the past. The leaving of people contributes to the failing economy and hurts the work force. This also hurts the countries that they move too by taking jobs from other people.
Mark’s thoughts I also believe that even though globalization has some negative impacts it is still a vital thing for Egypt and that it should continue. In Egypt’s case the positives of globalization outweighs the negatives by far. With the whole world, now watching Egypt going through a political reform, it has an even stronger chance of changing for the better and creating more women friendly policies.
Mark’s thoughts It is to my belief that someday Egypt will become a fully developed and understanding nation what will strive for total equality. It is currently heading towards the right direction and it will succeed in all aspects.