Woman Hits Man In Busy Hamra Street…A Twist Of Fate?

Published on:September 30, 2014
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A video posted earlier today caught my attention. The headline of which it was written under claims that a woman had hit a man in broad daylight in a very busy Beirut street. However, and upon watching the video I wasn’t shocked to see that the title of the published article was sensationalized to say the least.

The woman in the video had merely attempted to waive her arm in the direction of the man who appeared to be verbally abusing and chasing her in Hamra Street. She fails of course, but his reaction to her attempt is what should’ve been brought to the attention of the readers and not the other way around.

The man, who appears furious, ups the tempo of his abuse and proceeds to shamelessly yank at the woman’s arm, pulling her toward him as she puts up a frail fight.

The camera then shows onlookers watching, with no one attempting to intervene. Some appear to even be smiling at what can only be “amusing” to them; a woman getting what she deserves in a country that has pledged allegiance time and time again to the “principles” of misogyny and sexism.

Shame on what has become of journalism in the age of social media. What once was a voice to the voiceless, has become the master conductor of the symphony of the blind.

Link to the original article.

Nadine Mazloum is currently a freelance editor and news producer. She received her Honors in Communication Arts (Media Production) from The University of Western Sydney in 2008

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Images of devastation following the 1995 Kobe quake, Japan. Source: The Asahi Shimbun

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Published on:May 16, 2014
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