The Changes of Women's Space Caused by the Revolution of 2011 in Egypt

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This research aims to provide information about women’s space in Egypt. This during the periods of before, during and after the January 25th revolution in 2011. With this research I wanted to see if there is any change in women’s space during this time. To set up this research I made use of the theory of Lefebvre about space and feminism. According to Lefebvre space is produced and representational. Feminist agree with this and they say that the body is not passive in a social context. In the Middle East you can find two groups of feminist, secular and Islamic feminism. Secular feminism is the Egyptian feminism based on multiple discourses; Islamic feminism is based on the Qur’an. There is a growth in numbers of feminist in Egypt and culture and religion play a role in the acts of these feminists. The first mainline of feminist is gender as a difference, this means in Egypt inequality between men and women in their culture, religion, work situation, politics, economics, in the social sphere, the traditional sphere and in laws. The second mainline, gender as a social relation, links relations between men and women and watches the possible changes in these links. The third mainline, gender as a social construction, means for Egypt that Egypt is a masculine country.
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