Egyptian blogger Aliaa Elmahdy: Why I posed naked
Cairo, Egypt (CNN)Â — Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy has become a household name in the Middle East and sparked a global uproar after a friend posted a photo of her naked on Twitter.
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Forty Israeli women posed nude in support of a young female Egyptian blogger who drewÂ criticismÂ and threatsÂ for posting a naked photo of herself to protest againstÂ the limits of free speech in her country. The organizer of the Israeli event says she wanted to show support for women like Egyptian activist Aliaa Elmahdy, and show the world “a good reason to see the uniqueÂ beautyÂ of Israeli women.”
“Regardless of whether they are Jewish, Arab, straight or Lesbian â€“ because here, as of now, it doesn’t matter. … Let us show the doubters that our international discourse doesn’t depend on governments,” Or Tepler toldÂ YNet News.Â Tepler organized the event on Facebook.Â Â The participants were photographed holding a sign saying “Love without Limits,“ and ”Homage to Aliaa Elmahdi. Sisters in Israel.” (The Blaze)
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