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Katie McManus


Katie's interests vary wildly from kittens to anti-colonial resistance movements and pretty much everything in between. She is passionate about combating ignorance and apathy, promoting social justice and sleeping.

Why Egyptian Balady Cats Are a Superior Breed

Why Egyptian Balady Cats Are a Superior Breed

  Ancient Egyptians worshiped many cat gods including Mafdeet and the more well-known Bastet, cat godess of beauty, women and fertility. Ancient Egyptians mummified cats and offered them as sacrifices to the cat gods. Cats were later domesticated (in Egypt) due in large part to their keeping rats and other pests away from farmer’s crops, […]

The Struggle Is Real: Life Before and After Payday in the Middle East

The Struggle Is Real: Life Before and After Payday in the Middle East

Let’s face it, most of us are not the best at managing our money. Life after payday is amazing! You splurge on all of the food you were craving when you were broke and enjoy living the high life –- for about two weeks –- until you go back to being broke and the cycle […]

Why Is Egypt Being Unfairly Blamed for the Russian Plane Crash in Sinai?

Why Is Egypt Being Unfairly Blamed for the Russian Plane Crash in Sinai?

  It has now been over a week since Metrojet Flight KGL9268 crashed in Sinai killing all 224 people on board. Speculation has been swirling since the news broke even though everyone knows it takes time for evidence to be collected and analyzed and for definitive conclusions based on facts to be made. Recently, however, […]

UPDATED: What We Know About the Russian Plane Crash in Sinai

UPDATED: What We Know About the Russian Plane Crash in Sinai

As details emerge after the tragic crash of flight KGL-9268 on Saturday, there are still more questions than answers. Speculation is rampant and several sources are coming out with conflicting information. It will likely be months before we have definitive answers, but here’s what we know and what we don’t about the deadliest airplane crash […]

Why Arabs Should Be Worried About Donald Trump

Why Arabs Should Be Worried About Donald Trump

You’ve probably heard of Donald Trump, the American billionaire real estate developer turned TV personality turned Republican presidential candidate. His loud mouth and lack of political-correctness are certainly gaining him a lot of attention and, frighteningly, a lot of support. What does he think about the Middle East, Arabs and Islam? As it turns out, […]