Egypt's first veiled rapper is sick of sexual harassment

Global Post – Friday, 06 June 2014 (originally published 04 Jun)

Mayam Mahmoud
Mayam Mahmoud says she wants women to know that “no job of activity is out of the question.” Image: Reem Abdellatif/GlobalPost

CAIRO, Egypt — Mayam Mahmoud isn’t your average hip hop artist. To begin with, she wears a veil.

As Egypt’s first veiled hip hop artist, Mahmoud aims to battle sexual harassment with music, as well as to challenge Middle Eastern expectations of how women should act or dress.

“I want people to know that women — particularly veiled women, can do anything they want. No job or activity is out of the question,” she told GlobalPost . . .

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