Nelly Karim Gets Slut-Shamed for Wearing a Bikini

Nelly Karim Gets Slut-Shamed for Wearing a Bikini

by Nadia Aly

On Saturday, August 12th, 2017, Egyptian starlet and former ballerina, Nelly Karim, posted a photo on her Instagram account.   The photo shows the beautiful actress on a beach, wearing a bikini. Despite the very raw, real, natural, and non-provocative way in which Karim was presenting herself in the photo, social media users still had […]

Muslim Miss Universe Contestant Makes History by Not Wearing a Bikini

Muslim Miss Universe Contestant Makes History by Not Wearing a Bikini

by Ali Khalifa

Miss Universe Great Britain contestant Muna Jama, who happens to be Muslim, just made history by refusing to wear a bikini on stage — opting for a caftan instead.   A post shared by Muna Jamađź”± (@ms_munajama) on Jul 18, 2017 at 8:56am PDT   This marks the first time in the world where a […]

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry Grants Hotels Permission to Ban Burkinis

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry Grants Hotels Permission to Ban Burkinis

  Summertime in Egypt means one thing: a burkini vs. bikini battle. For the past few years, some Egyptians have been quite vocal about their dislike for the burkini, with some claiming that it negatively affects the pools’ hygiene. Many, however, claim that this is a simple case of discrimination.   The situation has escalated […]

On the Issue of Bikinis and Burkinis at Egyptian Beaches

On the Issue of Bikinis and Burkinis at Egyptian Beaches

By Noise By Nose

My son asked me once why I always throw a shawl on my bare shoulders in Cairo, yet go out in shorts and wear a bikini on the beach in Sahel. A friend once asked me why I kiss my guy friends hello, but limit greeting her husband to a handshake. My answers to both […]