Why Egyptians Need to Change How They View Abortion?

Why Egyptians Need to Change How They View Abortion?

When I was 16-years-old, I thought abortion should be made legal because I truly believed in the slogans of the pro-choice movement. The determining factor for me was some sort of slogan that I often heard from pro-choice activists: “My body, my choice!”     I am 6-years-0lder now, and I realize that if one […]

An Open Letter to the Child I Aborted

An Open Letter to the Child I Aborted

  In life we are selfish, we do things that we shouldn’t and hurt people when we don’t mean to. But when I took the decision to abort you I was acting in the most selfless way I ever have and ever will in my life. It was one of the most compassionate, caring, and […]

8 Taboos We Need to Talk About Openly in the Arab World

8 Taboos We Need to Talk About Openly in the Arab World

By Alia Atef

As a culture, Arabs have a tendency to avoid talking about anything that makes them slightly uncomfortable; they would rather stab their toes a million times than have a painful five-minute chat. We live with the motto that if you avoid something long enough, it will just go away. As surprising as it might sound, denying […]

9 Things We “Don’t Have” in the Middle East

9 Things We “Don’t Have” in the Middle East

Middle Eastern culture is famous for a lot of things… falafels, heatwaves, camels and… denial. In the past three years I’ve been back home in good old Cairo, I’ve realized just how unaccepting some Egyptians are about the reality of our culture. Here are some of the things that just “don’t happen” here in the […]

The Unspoken Truth of Arab Women Getting Abortions

The Unspoken Truth of Arab Women Getting Abortions

Nadia and Mariam are two average Arab girls one is Muslim and the other is Christian (which is which is irrelevant). Both women are young students, also working in the professional world and very much in love with their culture. But what sets these two apart from the rest is that they both made a […]

9 Crazy Things Found on Craigslist Dubai

9 Crazy Things Found on Craigslist Dubai

  Okay, you all know how Craigslist works. You can find everything from books and toys to boats and housing. But what else is there for sale? Since we all could really use a good laugh, here’s a list of unexpected things and services you can get on Craigslist Dubai:   1. A dominatrix Are […]