Starting Egypt's Feminist Movement

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As the Middle East convulses with more unrest this Friday we want revisit Egypt’s push for democracy and the role that women are playing in the movement there.  It was only three days ago on International Women’s Day that women protesting for equal rights in Egypt’s Tahrir square were attacked and sexually harassed.  What steps should they be taking next in the pro-democracy movement?

Dr. Nawal El Saadawi has been a pioneering force for the feminist movement in Egypt. She is the author of many works, including "Memoirs of a Woman Doctor" and "The Innocence of the Devil."  Dr. El Saadawi will be participating in the Daily Beast’s 2011 Women’s Conference.