While political gaffes may appear to exist in isolation, Fattouch and Bassil’s actions are reflective of a society with a deep and troubling political legacy of violence and misogyny.
A version of this article originally appeared on Now Lebanon.
An incident involving independent MP Nicolas Fattouch punching a female clerk in the neck at the Justice Palace has gone viral.
While rumors circulated online that Manale Daou, the clerk in question, was forced to withdraw a lawsuit and apologize to the offending MP, Mahmoud Darwish of the Public Administration Employees Committee has denied that legal action against Fattouch has been dropped. Continue reading