Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Harassmap: Egyptian women challenge sleaze

Now this is what social media SHOULD be about. Fucking brilliant – a way for women to use technology to report, track and expose pathetic, scummy men who abuse their power by harassing and assaulting them. And it’s happening in Egypt, which of course we in the West are supposed to understand as a nation of oppressed Muslim women who wouldn’t say boo to a goose.
Harassmap itself is here.
The project’s blog is here (in both Arabic and English) and the About page here (Arabic first, English below).
And Mona Eltahawy‘s excellent article on the project is here.
Harassmap has also been covered at:
Frontline SMS
MobileActive
and:
Feminist Peace Network

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One comment on “Harassmap: Egyptian women challenge sleaze

  1. Dwight Towers
    December 18, 2010

    Interesting use of technology – sousveillance at its best perhaps. As with wikileaks, this is an example of technology being used by savvy people to be a game-changer/equaliser.

    There’s a cyclist in London who is creating a map of “101 wankers” that she encounters. The site is here http://www.101wankers.com

    Best wishes

    Dwight Towers

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