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Rana Elhawary


Rana studied Political Science and Women & Gender Studies, this pretty much means she has something to say about anything and everything, even when she really shouldn’t! She is a serious insomniac, an intense reader, and a firm believer in the power of sarcasm. She has no aspirations towards becoming a politician, but she tends to throw around the “F” word -Feminism – a lot.

Here is Why Egyptians need to Re-think the “Feminism is Western” Argument

Here is Why Egyptians need to Re-think the “Feminism is Western” Argument

Some of the articles I have previously written – containing references to women’s rights or feminism – are often met with one common response: “feminism is a western invention – even invasion –  that ought not be applied to non – western contexts.”   While it is historically true that individual rights in theory and […]

5 Easy Recipes That’ll Make You the Star of Any Ramadan Dish Party

5 Easy Recipes That’ll Make You the Star of Any Ramadan Dish Party

Those who know me well, know that I am no cook. My mother – the incomparable Amira Abdel Sattar – however, is one hell of a cook. Here are some of my mother’s quickest and most delicious recipes that will make you the star of any Ramadan dish party. Thank you, mama!     Lentil […]

80% of Egyptian Women Do Not Reach Sexual Orgasm

80% of Egyptian Women Do Not Reach Sexual Orgasm

According to Youm7, Dr. Hesham Abdel Hamid – the Primary Speaker on behalf of Egypt’s Forensic Medicine Department – has just affirmed that somewhere between 70 – 80% of all Egyptian women do not reach sexual orgasm due to female genital mutilation (FGM).   Abdel Hamid further added that the fact that FGM is a […]

Ras Sudr’s Kiteloop Demolished by the Authorities

Ras Sudr’s Kiteloop Demolished by the Authorities

  Earlier this morning, pictures of a destroyed Kiteloop spread on social media like wildfire. An eye witness has told us that the Ras Sudr camp was demolished completely by the authorities.     Social media users have taken to Facebook to voice out how they feel, and none of them were happy.     The […]

Why Arabs Need to Rethink How They View Engineers and Doctors

Why Arabs Need to Rethink How They View Engineers and Doctors

This article doesn’t aim to argue that those who study Art-based subjects are somehow more unique than who study Science-based subjects.   Rather, it aims at highlighting something which is often ignored by most articles. Namely, the fact that there is a masculinization of the sciences, and a feminization of the arts that seems to […]

Your Gruesome Guide to Walking Like an Egyptian Woman

Your Gruesome Guide to Walking Like an Egyptian Woman

I was enjoying an evening with my friends, when the topic of exploring or going to Khan El Khalili was casually brought up by one of my girlfriends. The discussion progressed on and on about all the silver accessories we wanted to buy, and how gorgeous the place would be if we were to go […]

5 Tips for Smooth and Sexy Legs to Get You Ready for Sahel Season

5 Tips for Smooth and Sexy Legs to Get You Ready for Sahel Season

With summer knocking at our doors, our legs and arms get ready to exit winter hibernation mood and regain contact with the world. I, myself, secretly love winter more than summer because I can completely get away with low maintenance not-so-shaved body.     But, sadly, I have to face the reality that the swimsuit […]

Egypt’s Minister of Education to Limit International Schools’ Tuition Increases

Egypt’s Minister of Education to Limit International Schools’ Tuition Increases

Egyptian Minister of Education Tarek Shawki has announced that he will place a limit on the increases that international and private schools are set to place on their tuition fees.   The increase is inevitable given the fact that these schools – like any private businesses – want to mitigate the negative consequences that they […]

Meet the Halal Tinder: Sila Match

Meet the Halal Tinder: Sila Match

Arabs love to get on every single trend there is, and personalize it to suit their needs. Sila Match, a new Android application, has just released a YouTube advertisement to commemorate the launch of this app.     As made clear by the advertisement, the app markets itself as – we kid you not – […]

3 Egyptian Doctors Suspended for Using ‘Kofta Aids’ Device

3 Egyptian Doctors Suspended for Using ‘Kofta Aids’ Device

  Three Egyptian doctors have been banned from practicing medicine for three years by the Primary Disciplinary Board of the Egyptian Doctor’s Syndicate.   The decision made by the board comes from evidence that shows that these doctors have been using the, now infamous, “Kofta Gate” device (commonly known as Kofta Aids), invented by Egyptian […]

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