6 November 2011

Egypt's Uprising Toppled Arab Stereotypes (ADV)

Mona Eltahawy comments on how Egypt's peaceful 18-day revolution didn't just bring down a dictator, it also toppled stereotypes about Arabs, who are often seen as violent and as a people who crave an iron-fisted strongman. Watch the video and answer these questions:

1.How long did Mubarak rule Egypt? Why did he resign? Had he been elected president?
2.Egypt's uprisings followed those in a neighbouring country. Which one?
3.Who has perpetuated the stereotypes about the Arabs? Why?
4.What kind of people took part in the pro-democracy demonstrations?
5.What means did Mubarak use in order to push the demonstrators back?
6.What have the demonstrators shown fellow Arabs?

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