Naked blogger asks women to unveil

2011-12-26 17:58

Cairo - An Egyptian blogger, who sparked controversy when she posted a nude self-portrait online, on Monday asked women who want to remove their veils to send her photographs to publish them online.

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, a university student, asked women to send photos of themselves with and without the veil, their reasons behind having worn the veil and why they took it off as well as the reactions of others after they had removed it.

"Women who were veiled and took off the veil and women who are veiled and want to take off the veil, send me all or some of these items... if you agree to publish them," Elmahdy wrote on her blog A Rebel's Diary.

Many in Egypt, a conservative Muslim-dominated country where most women wear the veil, were angered when Elmahdy posted a nude photo of herself on the blog in October. She has since received death threats.

In November, she called on Egyptian men to take photographs of themselves wearing veils and upload them to the internet, to show solidarity with women who might be forced to wear the veil.

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