Pornography is a matter of geography is a sentence to explain that social and cultural ideas are limited to geographical areas, however the news of today are not about pornography but art, or at least someone perception of it, and the freedom of expressing oneself.
Aliaa Magda El-Mahdy, an Egyptian young woman, posted a nude photo of herself to her Facebook page, in what some think is a desperate cry for attnetion over the closing fate of the popular revolution that took place in the country a couple of months ago and some believe is just a desperate attempt at self promotion.
These nude photos are not porn, that is for sure, the question on how “arty” they are is not something this blog can handle, simply because art is defined in many cases by just its creator. And the reaction? well, expected as hell, there are no surprises when it comes to the Arab world (in this case Egypt, but lets be honest here it can be any Arab-Muslim country).
So Egypt is outraged at this, one young lady “art” photos, when this country is on the brink of disaster, internal serious issues and financial difficulties, however the body of a young female just turns everything around, very much like the storm of anger and protest against Israel, it seems that its incredibly easy to divert the Egyptian attention but simply waving Israel and naked females around.
And so sadly, that is exactly what the secular leaders of the revolution wanted out, they wanted a free and democratic state, with liberal rules and ideas and tolerance for different ideas and expressions, and this, unfortunately, looks like is very far from what Egypt is turning out to be.