This Egyptian Short Movie Proves That Women Can Be Unmarried and Happy

This Egyptian Short Movie Proves That Women Can Be Unmarried and Happy

by Marwa Khalifa

The short movie titled ‘Al – Sanyora’ (a term which in Egyptian dialectic connotes a young woman) begins with a shot of a woman, speaking directly to the camera, and saying “I am still very young, or I am still relatively young. I was very shocked, however, when I saw the first white hair appear, […]

9 Things That Could Put Egyptian Men On the Blacklist of Marriage

9 Things That Could Put Egyptian Men On the Blacklist of Marriage

  Our ultra conservative culture sometimes forces us to listen to very messed up conversations about marriage/pre-marriage experiences. Some of us, including myself, have been forced to listen to them for so long that I genuinely don’t believe I can’t listen anymore. This is a listicle about the things we should not associate ourselves with, […]

No, a Woman Should Not Have to Compromise Herself to Get Married

No, a Woman Should Not Have to Compromise Herself to Get Married

I am going to leave aside all the Ramadan articles for now, and write this piece. This is an article that, to me, is long over due, and perhaps much more personal, than it is political.   I feel like there is this assumption that I – being in the eyes of the society a […]

Here’s Why I Would Rather Become a ‘3anes’

Here’s Why I Would Rather Become a ‘3anes’

By Rana Elhawary

  “5aly balek el banat ely betsafer bara 3ashan tedres aw teshtghal ghaleban betet25ar fy el gawaz, hatla2y so7bha bygwzo wa7da wara el tanya w hya 2a3da kda mmkn yfotha el 2atar w te3anes,” is was what my mother and her (female) friend told me after discovering that I was traveling abroad -alone – for […]