What They're Saying: Hoda Badran

"The presence of Egyptian female supporters in the stadiums during the World Cup will send out a message to the world that the situation of Egyptian women has improved and that they are empowered in [a wide range of] activities from sports to careers. This is especially true when coupled with women officiating soccer games."

-- Hoda Badran, head of the Egyptian Feminist Union, praising the first female  assistant referees -- Mona Atallah and Poussi Said -- to work in Egypt's second division. (Al-Monitor)
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