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 […]

Why Egyptian Men Should Hate Sexism?

Why Egyptian Men Should Hate Sexism?

No, this is not an article that is going to claim that Egyptian men should fight sexism and sexist culture because their wives, sisters, mothers, and friends are women. Neither, is it an article encouraging men to utilize their privilege to help women end sexism.     This article is about the ways in which sexism, […]

Nestlé Egypt Commits to Building a Gender-Inclusive Organization

Nestlé Egypt Commits to Building a Gender-Inclusive Organization

  With Egyptian president Abdelfattah El-Sisi announcing 2017 to be the “Year of Egyptian women,” Nestlé Egypt decided to do that as well. The creative organization launched a new campaign on International’s Women’s day called #LeadingTogether, to highlight the roles of their female employees, and strive for parity in the workspace to ultimately have a […]

9 Inspirational Female Leaders That Are Not Hilary Clinton

9 Inspirational Female Leaders That Are Not Hilary Clinton

By Maryam Taher

The fact that Hilary Clinton might become the first female president of the most powerful country in the world is quite an accomplishment. She might be the source of inspiration to so many young girls in the world, but I totally disagree. I’m not saying she shouldn’t be your source of inspiration, I’m just saying […]

Ladies, Why Are You Earning Less Than You Should?

Ladies, Why Are You Earning Less Than You Should?

By Yostina Yacob

  According to the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Census in 2006, a male holding a Doctorate’s degree is estimated to earn approximately TWICE as much as a female that holds the same degree. Want to know something even more shocking? A male with no educational degree at all is estimated to earn almost […]

35 Reasons Why We Still Need Feminism

35 Reasons Why We Still Need Feminism

A response to anti-feminists

Here’s my message to all of the “anti-feminists” out there: Stop being selfish assholes. Lately, the anti-feminist movement has been spreading like wildfire across social media. A foot-jerk reaction to the trending feminist movement (from people who don’t know seem to actually know much about feminism), this small contingent of women can be easily identified by […]

Why Do Relationship Pants Even Exist?

Why Do Relationship Pants Even Exist?

The relationship pants: the age-old excuse to give someone dominance in a relationship. Who earns more money? Who is out of who’s league? Who is more decisive? The answer to these questions is usually the partner who seems to have the overall upper hand in a relationship. The real question here is: Why do these […]

9 Stereotypes About Feminists Debunked

9 Stereotypes About Feminists Debunked

In many circles, “feminist” is an ugly, dirty word used to describe women of a certain (generally undesirable) type. Sadly, the negative connotations and misconceptions associated with the title have forced many would be feminists to avoid it altogether. So for those of you who hold these perceptions about feminists, think again:   1. Feminists are all radical […]

Women On Board – Or Women Abort?

Women On Board – Or Women Abort?

“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.” ― Bette Davis Three women – an Arab woman (myself), a Portuguese engineer and an Irish banker – sat together in a room and chatted about women in the workplace, a topic that’s been on my mind […]