International observers are falling prey to the arrogance that is dehumanization of the other, denying the agency of millions of Egyptians striving to reform their country.
Melinda Holmes is a graduate student of international affairs at The Fletcher School. Originally from Maine, she is focusing her studies on the role of faith in public policy and human rights advocacy with specific interests in Islam, feminism, citizen diplomacy, and community mobilization. She lived Cairo for one year before, during, and after the 2011 uprising and returns frequently to Egypt.
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