I'm Anything But Ordinary

I'm Anything But Ordinary

22 November 2008

Egyptian Boys Held for Flirting

~~~~ Sleepy

I know the headline of this article makes it sound really mundane. But trust me, the alleged "flirting" is more like sexual harassment. Once I was followed three blocks by a guy who kept trying to put his arm around me and muttering sexual innuendos. The article says almost 83% of native Egyptian and 98% of foriegn women have experienced sexual harassment in Egypt. It's about time someone has done something about it. For once I applaud the Mubarak administration.

Egyptian Boys Held for Flirting

Cairo - Egyptian police rounded up hundreds of teenage boys in Cairo in a day-long crackdown on sexual harassment, a police official said on Thursday.

"We have arrested a large number of boys who were flirting with girls," Cairo's police director Faruq Lashin said.

About 400 teenagers, aged between 15 and 17, were arrested on Wednesday and will be brought before a judge, he said.

Police targeted teenagers in front of schools, universities and along the Nile's banks, he said.

The teenagers are expected to get off with fines, a police official said.

Women's rights groups in Egypt have long campaigned against sexual harassment and assault in Cairo, accusing police of ignoring the phenomenon.

On Monday, a Cairo court sentenced a teenager to one year in jail for sexually assaulting two women. Another teenager, a 17-year-old, is facing trial on the same charge.

At least 34 men were arrested after they allegedly assaulted women in an affluent Cairo neighbourhood during a Muslim holiday in January.

Such convictions were relatively rare in Egypt, which does not have a law defining sexual harassment, but a court in October sentenced a man to three years in jail for groping a woman.

Women's rights activists welcomed that ruling and said it was unprecedented in Egypt.

The Egyptian Centre for Women's Rights (ECWR) issued a survey this summer saying 83% of Egyptian women and 98% of foreign women in Egypt had experienced sexual harassment.

The study said only 12% of the 2 500 women who reported cases of sexual harassment to ECWR went to the police with their complaint.


Currently Listening To: Noots - Sum 41

21 November 2008

I Knew It

~~~~ Rejected

Please don't do this to me...
I think I quit. It just isn't worth getting my hopes all up for disappointment... again.

19 November 2008

I Don't Know

~~~~ Blank

I haven't felt this way in a while. The last time I put my heart out I got it stomped on. Is trying even worth it? Am I getting ahead of myself?

Probably the latter...

Currently Watching: Smallville

17 November 2008

i'm trying so hard not to break down right now. please just let me get through this class...

16 November 2008

I Miss You

~~~~ Sad

(I miss you, I miss you)
Hello there, the angel from my nightmare
The shadow in the background of the morgue
The unsuspecting victim of darkness in the valley
We can live like Jack and Sally if we want
Where you can always find me
We'll have Halloween on Christmas
And in the night we'll wish this never ends
We'll wish this never ends

(I miss you, I miss you)
(I miss you, I miss you)

Where are you and I'm so sorry
I cannot sleep I cannot dream tonight
I need somebody and always
This sick strange darkness
Comes creeping on so haunting every time
And as I stared I counted
Webs from all the spiders
Catching things and eating their insides
Like indecision to call you
and hear your voice of treason
Will you come home and stop this pain tonight
Stop this pain tonight

Don't waste your time on me you're already
The voice inside my head (I miss you, I miss you)
Don't waste your time on me you're already
The voice inside my head (I miss you, I miss you)

I miss you, I miss you...

10 years and it hasn't gotten easier. I miss you Brandon.
09/27/86 - 11/17/98

05 November 2008

Obama 08

~~~~ Pleased

I officially have hope for this country.

Here's hoping he doesn't let us down... and no one shoots him.

Was McCain Doomed to Lose?

02 November 2008


~~~~ Okay

I just placed a order on amazon.com and after I finished my transaction I got a recommendation page. On it, amazon suggested I would like Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Green Day's American Idiot, and The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece.

Wow, amazon knows me strangely well.

Currently Listening To: I Want it All - HSM3