"The young woman posted a video on YouTube in which she said that after she was detained on March 9, she was electrically shocked with cattle prods, accused of being a prostitute, forced to strip in front of soldiers and then examined by a man in front of laughing soldiers.
The military doctor who conducted the test faces a Jan. 3 hearing in a military court, according to state television. A separate hearing is scheduled for Jan. 8 for three soldiers accused of running over unarmed protesters in October, when more than 26 mostly Christian demonstrators were killed in clashes with security forces." Washpost
See, here's the mentality. Women should be subject to "Pharaonic" circumcision or in other words, removal of the clitoris "just to calm them down." If women go out in the street and demonstrate "immodestly" in politics, well, then their husbands are to blame if they did not discipline them. If such women are unmarried, then they are either "immoral" and "whores" or extremely willful and misguided, and their exact status must be determinied because soldiers might be accused of violating virgins if they forcibly had sex with women prisoners who were not "whores."
These attitudes are widespread in Egypt except among those in the relatvely small westernised class. There are a lot of women who share these attitudes. The same women often encourage their daughters to be circumcised in order to be "respectable."
I have asked Egyptian men why they would want want that her family should "calm down" a woman they might expect to have sex with. They reply that this should be done to decent women only.
I am completely against such attitudes toward women, but can we force a change? No. Only they can change themselves. pl