Egyptian TV series during the month of Ramadan are creating a furor. “They're encouraging the abuse of women, their humiliation, battering and exclusion,” the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights says.
Clips posted online include a scene in the series “Between Heaven and Earth” in which protagonist Hamid, a university lecturer, is talking to an attractive former student. All of a sudden, his wife arrives at his office, demanding an explanation for the young woman’s presence, hinting at “improper relations” between the two. The wife, daring to raise her voice, receives a ringing slap in the face from her husband, accompanied by threats and curses.