Why does sexual assault happen in public spaces in Egypt?

June 16, 2014

(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
An Egyptian woman walks past a vehicle carrying anti-riot police officers deployed to secure a protest against sexual harassment in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Last week Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi visited the hospital room of a woman who was assaulted in Cairo's Tahrir square during an election celebration. We'll talk to an Egyptian sociologist about why such public sexual assaults are on the rise in Egypt.