I don't want to come off as a completely insensitive a-hole here or anything, but I kind of want to address this whole situation with the reporter, Lara Logan, who was the victim of a "sustained sexual assault" in Egypt. First, the facts as I understand them.
1) She had previously left Egypt fearing the danger of remaining behind, as did many other journalists.
2) She returned because she felt that it was her duty as a journalist to be there for this important historical event. At the time obviously aware of the danger.
3) She became the victim of an undisclosed assault.
I don't want to go with the whole "she was asking for it" angle here. In fact, I sort of respect the fact that she placed herself in peril to do her job. Sort of. You can't ignore the fact that the danger was very real and she was apparently very aware of it, though. Common sense tells us that a woman is far more vulnerable in a case like this, but societal pressures demand that we ignore it. In my opinion, she should probably not have been there.
What exactly happened to her is an important question here as well. I don't need lurid details or anything, but again, due to societal pressures almost anything represents a sexual assault these days. If she was the subject of catcalls she was sexually assaulted in this country. Was she groped? Or worse? Because if she went into a perilous situation like that with eyes wide open and a couple of dudes merely copped a feel, then I don't think it's news.
Honestly, I hope this woman was subjected to no more than some minor harassment here, but no matter what she will catapulted to a-list journalist status. She's already vowed to return to work within weeks. And let's not forget the ratings bonanza her employers will reap with the exclusives! Those sorts of rewards for being a victim always makes me suspicious.
There, now I feel like a proper asshole.