To those who know Egypt, the uprising was both inevitable and unimaginable. In just over a week, youth have gone from being layabouts to leaders. My friend A. often fretted about her son's lack of maturity. Not anymore, though.
Many experts have compared the Iranian election uprising with the Egyptian one taking place right now. But the main difference between the uprisings is the role of women's demands and the degree of influence of feminist discourse.
We have a chance to get on the right side of history on this one, by finding a way to throw some weight behind Mohamed ElBaradei. The Nobel Peace Prize winner in the middle of the crowd. With the megaphone.