|Ultras rules by Mona Seif|
Ahly Ultras is having this sit in at the Parliament for nearly 5 days and that sit in unlike any other sits in this area has witnessed , it has very unique rules.
The rules are as follow : girls are not allowed in the sit in after 10 PM , No girl is allowed to smoke inside the sit in , No girl is allow to stay over in the sit , No girl is allowed . There are also another rules.
They hanged a big banner with these rules saying that despite respect to the individual freedom yet they respect the Egyptian society values and traditions.
The Ultras justified its rules that they learned from the other sits in’s mistakes.They do care about the image in the society whether you consider hypocrisy or not because they had enough of being defamed in the media for years and appearing as football crazy druggie hooligans.
Misogynist , indeed it is. Ultras movement is misogynist , no girls are allowed to join it in the first place. The members of Ultras groups are actually a reflection of the Egyptian society with its different background and classes , they are not liberal or leftist progressive movement for God sake as some believe. They are simply a football fan group that has been dragged to politics in very unusual circumstances.
|Ultras big puppets parade|
Anyhow sometimes I feel that we are using the Ultras because they know how to kick the security's ass and yet we do not want to think for once about their unique rules that made them a powerful subculture in our Egyptian society.
The Ultras Sit in by Mosaab El Shimi
You can imagine how our lady activists who participated in almost all the sits and protests are extremely angry in front of these rules. Some of the activists have already criticized and decided to boycott the sit in “as if the sit in needs them to succeed”
This is not a feminist crusade to change the society’s values , this is not a feminist sit in , it is an Ultras sit in.
It is their sit in and these are their rules , they do not need our help as much we should be very thankful that they are insisting on their demands.
Again it is their sit in and these are their rules.
The Ultras sit in demands : A trial for Port Said massacre and those behind it , Purging the ministry of interior , more penalties against Al Masry club.