Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Video of the Day - Asmaa Mahfouz

Is there something wrong with me noticing a part of the work and organizing that Asmaa has done seems to include invoking the "real man" clause? I mean really we get past this "if you were a real man...." stuff?

It really ramps up at about 8:06 where she says, "If you are a real man you have to come with me to protect me and to protect our country."

Don't get me wrong I would definitely say that she is fighting for a great cause and her heart is undoubtedly in the right place. I'm just wondering if she is just trying to invoke chivalry for her own ends (and I also wonder if maybe other people aren't noticing this because they think her ends justify the use of such means).

Sound off!