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Egypt's revolt -- now in its third week -- garners headlines for many reasons: Repression, politics and America's role in it all are just a few. But the story that resonates with us most is the unprecedented participation of women in the uprising.
Undeterred by a lack of basics like food and water, and even reports of violence, Egyptian women have taken to the Tahrir Square -- and to Twitter -- to show the world the revolution through their eyes. The result is a fascinating web of first-person reporting that you won't find on the front page of any newspaper or website.
"Shattering media illusions of division, Muslims & Christians joined hands in prayer yesterday in Tahrir Square,' tweeted Sarah Abdallah, a human rights activist. Others offer opinion. "As it relates to @Ghonim's release: He's not a bank opening/closing for business," wrote Kim Fox, a radio journalism professor of the Google executive who was arrested for his role in the revolt. "Why not today & why not now?" Some, even funny. "Damn it, people! I was just being silly re the cute army guys! I'm not really looking for a husband! Sheesh!" wrote Nadia El-Awady, self-described as a "mother, journalist, wanderer/traveler, diver, climber, and skeptic of everything I’ve learned to-date."
Here, a rounded up of women to follow on Twitter if you want to follow Egypt's real story:
Sarah Abdallah: Human rights activiest, writer, freedom fighter, upholder of Resistance, law student
Lauren E. Bohn: Fulbrighter in Egypt, multimedia journalist, NYU/Medill alum, bibliophile, news-geek, eternal globetrotter. Love: PB, Vinyasa Power, notebooks, bulldogs
Nadia El-Awady: Mother, journalist, wanderer/traveler, diver, climber, and skeptic of everything I've learned to-date
Mona Eltahawy: Columnist and public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues
Kim Fox: Radio journalism professor at The American University in Cairo/former reporter/host @WOSU
Eman Hashim: Pediatric ophthalmologist, blogger, and passionate about women rights, especially domestic violence against women
Lindsey Hilsum: Channel 4 News International editor
Dima Khatib: Arab journalist and eternal rebel. Al Jazeera's Latin America Correspondent. My tweets don't reflect Al Jazeera's views
Sally Sami: Human rights defender, advocacy, campaigning, politics, Egypt, London, MENA, pottery, travel
Nora Shalaby: Archaeologist, Cairo
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