An Open Love Letter to Aliaa Magda Elmahdy

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The New York Times recently ran an article about an Egyptian blogger named Aliaa Magda Elmahdy who posted a naked photo of herself on her blog, to the distress and disgust of her fellow Egyptians (liberals and conservatives alike). What follows is a love letter to Elmahdy and to her tantalizing courage.

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Tim Peters' work has appeared at McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Guernica, the PBS NewsHour online, the Point magazine, and elsewhere. More of his writing and graphic design can be seen at his website: www.timsletters.com. More from this author →