Arab women: Cry for end to harassment

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CAIRO – After years of enduring vulgar and degrading comments or worse by men on the streets of Egypt's capital, Cairo University student Cherine Thabet decided she had had enough.

"Do you know that it would be strange for a woman to leave her house and return without hearing two or three strangers' opinions about her chest, in all kinds of colorful language?" she asked in a blog post. "Can you imagine that it is routine for a big man to stand quietly by as a woman gets groped?"

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