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Category: Great Women, Media, WMC, Violence against Women

Lara Logan Interviewed by WMC Founding President Carol Jenkins

| November 29, 2011

In this brief interview, Lara Logan discusses the sexual assault she experienced while covering the celebrations in Tahrir Square following Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Egypt.

Logan speaks about the victim-blaming she endured after going public about her experience and emphasizes how prevalent sexual harassment still is for women–in and out of the workplace. Sexual harassment is not merely about making women uncomfortable, she says. It’s about “denying women the place they rightfully deserve in society.”

By speaking publicly about her experience in Egypt, Logan changed the conversation about the risk and experience of sexual violence for female journalists. However, Logan asserts, “This will not define me. My best work is yet to come.”