Forget Miley Cyrus. These Gals Got Voice.

Miley Cyrus’s twerks shot her Bangerz album to the top in 2013. In a BBC interview, she called herself “one of the biggest feminists in the world.” Seriously?

Other young women risk their lives to say something serious. Eighteen-year-old rapper Mayam Mahmoud, an economics student, urges Egyptian women to fight sexual harassment.

The hijab-wearing sensation on “Arabs Got Talent” carries a sharp nail for protection. Her voice is even sharper—against men, including rappers, who exploit women:

I won’t be the shamed one.

You flirt, you harass, and you see nothing wrong with it.

But even if it’s just words, these are not flirts, these are stones.

A 2013 U.N. survey revealed that 99.3 percent of Egyptian women said they were sexually harassed, with 91 percent fearful to walk the street.

One shout, two shouts, three shouts . . . some will not still their voices . . . and they are not yet 20 years old.

Say it, Mayam.

Say it, Malala.

Say it in sand . . .  all who remember Jyoti Singh Pandey, the medical student who fought rapists on a New Delhi bus last December.

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One thought on “Forget Miley Cyrus. These Gals Got Voice.

  1. Malala whould be the person of the year. Pope Francis sounds like a very empathetic guy and he will have an influence over the church, hopefully getting a grasp on the corruption. But Malala actually risked her life (and almost lost it) to change things for repressed women. Just as Obama got the Nobel prize for his plan. We know what happened there. It’s what we do. and how we change the world that is going to define us.

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