In all the reels of footage they were showing of the rioters, I didn't see a single female face amongst the crowds.
Mohammed Abu Zaid/AP Photo Egypt
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Hassene Dridi/AP Tunisia
AP Photo Yemen
There must be some women who share the anti-American sentiments on display. But they are noticeably absent or at least underrepresented in the mob violence.
This is very different from the pro-democracy protests of the Arab Spring that we saw last year where men and women, Christian and Muslim stood shoulder to shoulder in Tahrir Square.
And, this very different from the crowds of counter-protesters that have been gathering in Libya.
Sociologically, this is interesting to me. Statistically, there are fewer female serial killers, fewer female suicide bombers, and historically, far fewer murderous female world leaders.
Personally, I'm far less likely to lend credibility to a mass movement until I see both sides of the human race represented.
I don't have the answers to the Middle East problem -- I don't know anyone who does -- but I know that when we find one, women will be in the mix.