Egyptian lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh, during a TV panel discussion, said that when a girl wears revealing clothes like ripped jeans, it is “a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her.”
Hark, for now there is a man who thinks you will be serving your national duty if you rape a woman for wearing revealing clothes like ripped jeans.
Sorry for ruining your mood, but this happened for real. A “prominent conservative” lawyer in Egypt came on television to preach his beliefs.
Lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh had been invited to a panel discussion debating a draft law on prostitution in Egypt. There, he breached the very important topic of ‘what women mustn’t wear’.
“Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing?” al-Wahsh screams on the top of his voice, speaking over his fellow women panelists while gesturing at his buttocks.
Then, as the other panelists try to argue with him, al-Wahsh adds: “I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her.”
This Egyptian lawyer said raping women is a “national duty.” And it's not the first disgusting thing he's done on TV. pic.twitter.com/QhYgSNMmo3
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There. You hear that? That is the sound of minds being blown after reading about this man’s profound stupidity.
No, feminists in Egypt are not taking al-Wahsh’s aggravating and utterly stupid remarks lying down.
Al-Wahsh’s comments have sparked a nationwide outrage, while Egypt’s National Council for Women has decided to file a complaint against al-Wahsh as well as the TV channel that invited him.
“All the members of the council denounce and decry this statement that explicitly promotes rape and sexual harassment,” the NCW said in a statement.
This same man, in a 2005 TV interview, blamed women’s choice of clothing for them being raped.
In case you didn’t know, the recent debate took this turn for the worse over women’s choice to wear low-waist and ripped jeans.