Now, a group of women in Israel have also posed naked in a show of solidarity.
Inspired by 20-year-old Aliaa Elmahdy’s bold move, the 40 Israelis posed naked for a ‘copycat’ shot. Their banner read read ‘Homage to Aliaa El Mahdiers’ with the slogan ‘Love without Limits’, written in Arabic and Hebrew. ‘Regardless of whether they are Jewish, Arab, straight or lesbian – because here, as of now, it doesn’t matter. ‘Let us show the doubters that our international discourse doesn’t depend on governments.’.
Elmahdy’s blog received millions of hits and thousands of negative comments. She told CNN: ‘The (sexism) against women in Egypt is unreal, but I am not going anywhere and will battle it til the end.
I wish more women would take a stand to support each other, regardless of race, color or political views. That way standing together we could really make a powerful difference.
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