Rabat - In the streets of Agadir, in southern Morocco, two young women were confronted with the ire of a small group. The issue escalated to violence in a matter of seconds. A shop owner in one of Marrakech’s famous souk assaulted a woman, and no one intervened to protect her. Many other women are hustled, harassed, and humiliated daily across the country. These victims’ sin? Men do not like the way they are dressed, and so they judge them, condemn them, and punish them.

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Abdellatif Zaki is a professor of Languages and Communication at Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco.