Looking at the state of Libya and Syria today, post-Arab Spring, do you ever wonder if this was worth it?
No. I often compare Egypt to a house in which every window and door has been closed shut for the past 60 to 65 years. The revolution basically opened a window in that house. And you can imagine the stench that comes out after all those years. It’s horrible, and your first instinct is to close it because it stinks. But the only way to get the smell out is to continue to open all the windows.
Mona Eltahawy Doesn’t Need to Be Rescued – NYTimes.com.
Still… let’s be fair!