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Egypt honors mother who dressed as man for 43 years to provide for family

Egypt honors mother who dressed as man for 43 years to provide for family A 64yr old widowed Egyptian woman, Abu Daooh (yeah, that's a woman pictured above) has been honored by a Local government in Egypt with the 'woman breadwinner' award after it was discovered she disguised as a man for 43 years so she could operate as a shoemaker and fend for her family. Daooh lost her husband 43 years ago while she was pregnant with her only child, a girl. She said she decided to disguise because her community frowned at women who work. Daooh who wore a “jilbab” and a male ...
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Added March 18, 2015
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