Join the conversation with the hashtag SheMatters. I was furious, realising that my ex-boyfriend had uploaded it. She then reported her ex-boyfriend to the police, accusing him of defamation. I have suffered the wounds of this battle. Cyber blackmailing and online shaming are being experienced by women around the world; however, they are hard to fight against in societies like Egypt where women are criticised for as little as dancing in public.
I decided to take the matter into my own hands by posting the video on Facebook myself.
My body is not a source of shame. I have nothing to regret about this video
Sahar has no regrets. For instance, Facebook community standards do not make it easy for fake accounts to be removed, unless nude photos are posted, and not photos posted for defamation. Our bodies are controlled by wider society in both public and private spaces. Male strangers started to visit Sahar at home to ask for sex. Join the conversation with the hashtag SheMatters. I have suffered the wounds of this battle. So we are inhibited from publicly expressing our sexuality and bodily autonomy.