Egyptian Columnist: Western Women Wear More Revealing Clothing Than Egyptian Women, But Experience Less Sexual Harassment | MEMRI
In a September 12, 2016 column titled “New York… Sex and the City,” in the Egyptian English-language daily Egypt Independent, columnist Fatema Nouali relates her impressions from a recent visit to New York city. She writes that, due to her familiarity with and love for the American series “Sex and the City,” she expected New York women to be chic and lovely,” and to attract the attention of men in streets. However, she was surprised to discover that, even though New York women wear clothes that are revealing by Egyptian standards, and mix freely with men in public places, men do not stare at them and they do not experience the kind of sexual harassment that is prevalent in Egypt. This, she says, is not due to any inherent difference between Western men and Egyptian ones, but only due to the law, which in the West grants people freedom of expression and action while also obliging them to respect others.