Monday, August 01, 2005

Sex, Votes, and Rock and Roll in Egypt

BBC News is running a cool series about youth in the Middle East, with a slant on Egyptian youth.

Some of the questions it explores: Do Arab kids have sex?

What forms of sex ed are villages and cities providing their youth?

Are music videos, or "video clips," too sexy? And here are some of the video clips in question (particularly those of Haifa, Elissa, and Ruby, a personal favorite).

I can't help but see a connection between sex, voting, and pop music. Egypt is a country in which government and religion make sex, as well as protesting, and running for president when you haven't been the president for the past 25 years, taboo.


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