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The pace of social change in Lebanon can seem interminable. Bills to grant more rights to a particular group can sit in Parliament for decades while their authors and backers are voted in and out of office in irregular elections. As a result, a group of student activists looking to challenge gender stereotypes recently decided to forego the traditional vehicles for social change, and focus their efforts solely on social media. In short videos filmed at various locations around Beirut by a group of students from the University of St. Joseph, people on the street are asked questions that go to the heart of Lebanon's thinking about gender and sexuality.Clara Suchy, a 23-year-old political science student and one of the five involved in the project, said that social media offered an economical, dynamic campaign platform.Producing the project was not without its difficulties.The students are delighted with the engagement the project has had so far.
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