Graffiti of 'Sitt al-banat'
Photograph of graffiti seen on a street in Cairo in February 2012. 'Sitt al-banat' (or, 'the best of girls') refers to the female protester who was filmed being dragged across the street and beaten by security personnel in December 2011.
The incident sparked outrage in Egypt and beyond and became a rallying point for women protesting against SCAF violence. The name 'site al-banat' conveys the respect for the unknown woman and her bravery in the face of brutal violence.
Unknown Artist, “Graffiti of 'Sitt al-banat' ,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed May 9, 2021, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/1.