Media Type:

Graffiti


Title

Graffiti depicting Samira Ibrahim and Aliaa El-Mahdy

Subject

Graffiti/Street Art

Description

A photograph of graffiti in Cairo celebrating the bravery of Samira Ibrahim, who raised a court case against the doctor who performed a so-called virginity test whilst she was under arrest in a military prison in March 2011. She is contrasted with Aliaa El-Mahdy, who became famous for posting naked photographs of herself on her blog to protest against military rule.

Creator

Ammar Abo Bakr

Publisher

Suzee in the City blog

Date Published

07/01/2013

Rights

Suzee in the City

Language

Arabic

Date Created

30/11/2011

Citation

Ammar Abo Bakr, “Graffiti depicting Samira Ibrahim and Aliaa El-Mahdy,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed November 24, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/16.

Output Formats


Media

Samira_Ibrahim_grafitti.jpg

Original Format

grafitti

Translation

Under image of Samira Ibrahim: “A salute of respect and support to Samira Ibrahim, daughter of the Sai’d [Upper Egypt]”
Caption cutting through image of Aliaa El-Mahdy: “Samira Ibrahim: 25 years old. Forcibly undressed and subjected to virginity tests in front of army and police officers. She vowed not to remain silent and took legal action to avenge her honour. No attention… No publicity…No media coverage. Nobody cares.
Aliaa El-Mahdy: 20 years old. Stripped nude and exposed her body out of her own will. The media and public went crazy over her. 3 million people have viewed her picture and no fewer than 50 articles [have been written about her] and several television programmes [about her]”.