Egyptian activist Aliaa Magda Elmahdy outraged conservative Egyptians by posting nude pictures of herself and other fellow activists online. Interestingly enough, even liberals showed their disgust for fear of a conservative backlash. 

Most ultra religious nations view nudity as a demeaning, especially in a female context. Even nude art is frowned upon, so this particular act is being heralded by some while condemned by the majority. 

According to Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, the photos are screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy

While the photos are currently available everywhere, a blogger page was created filled with nude support for Aliaa. The original source of the photos are Aliaa’s Facebook page.

Since it is likely that these images will be taken down, I am taking the liberty of also posting them here. Please note, they are NSFW and should be viewed as art rather than pornography.

Kevin Ducret

By: Fady Morris
Alexandria, Egypt


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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