In A Completely Isolated Incident, Another Female Reporter was Sexually Assaulted in Egypt on the Same Night as Lara Logan
[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.]
Angella Johnson tells us of her harrowing, albeit more mild, experience.
Gee, it’s almost as if CBS should have reported it when it happened. And to the Daily Mail, you should have reported this, too. Your job is to report the news, not decide what we have a right to know. How many more women were attacked that night, but thought they were the only ones and therefore didn’t report it?
And these last paragraphs are depressing:
Some British and U.S. male commentators have suggested that in some way she was responsible for the attack because she’s petite and attractive.
Others have suggested she has ‘form’ for dressing provocatively.
I find such comment offensive. No one ever says a male journalist asked for it if he gets beaten up. And I could not have covered up more – apart from wearing a burka.
This is precisely how women are terrorized into wearing outfits such as the burka.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]