Egyptian Man Brutally Assaults Woman and Blames Her for It

Egyptian Man Brutally Assaults Woman and Blames Her for It

Written By: Abdulhameed Afifi

    There is an increased number of Egyptian who are trying to forcibly enforce their own definitions of morality. This is especially true when it comes to monitoring the behaviors and interactions of Egyptian females. Indeed, some people feel like they are allowed to punish women who do not follow the aforementioned narrow definitions […]

Stop Telling Girls That Marrying This Version of Ramadan Sobhy Is Goals

Stop Telling Girls That Marrying This Version of Ramadan Sobhy Is Goals

Habiba Ekramy and Ramadan Sohby tied the knot this last weekend, and Egyptian social media users went crazy over the union. This was unsurprising, however, considering how much Egyptians fanatically love football.       While pictures and videos were shared live from the wedding, what was also shared was a collage showing pictures of […]

I Am a Woman and I Want to Propose to Him

I Am a Woman and I Want to Propose to Him

by Nadia Aly

Women have come a long way since the dark ages, but for some weird reason, even in this day and age, it is still frowned upon for a woman to ask a man to marry her.   Whilst interacting with my proximate and distant circle of female acquaintances, I learned that a lot of them […]

I Rode with a Female Microbus Driver and I Have Never Felt More Empowered

I Rode with a Female Microbus Driver and I Have Never Felt More Empowered

by Aya Sayed Abdel Gawad

It’s 9:15 am and I’m obviously hating on life because I have to go to work. I stop a microbus like I do everyday, but this time it was different.     On the first glance I thought I’m stopping a male microbus driver with a scarf on his head, but that wasn’t the case. […]

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 […]

Saudi Woman Slams Media for Focusing on Ivanka Trump and Ignoring What Really Matters

Saudi Woman Slams Media for Focusing on Ivanka Trump and Ignoring What Really Matters

  The world was nothing but memes and GIFs following Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia. Everyone was talking about Trump’s cringy sword dance, the lighting globe moment that looked like a scene from a Harry Potter movie and Saudis’ reactions to Ivanka Trump.   Social media has been implying for a couple of days that […]

Ivanka Trump Praises Women’s Right Progress in Saudi Arabia

Ivanka Trump Praises Women’s Right Progress in Saudi Arabia

  One thing Saudi Arabia has been known for since the beginning of time is their female citizens’ limited freedom. There is strict segregation of sexes in public places and women are still not allowed to drive. During Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, spoke about women empowerment at Riyadh’s Tuwaiq […]

Most Arab Men Believe Women Belong Home and Not the Office, Study Claims

Most Arab Men Believe Women Belong Home and Not the Office, Study Claims

  Ignore what your small bubble of male friends on social media write about women’s rights, feminism and sexism. While we might think that there is hope in the Arab world when it comes to how men perceive women and their mission in life, a study just came out and the results are quite disturbing.   […]

4 Things I’ve Been Dying to Say About Being a Female Writer in the Middle East

4 Things I’ve Been Dying to Say About Being a Female Writer in the Middle East

by Rana El Hawary

Sexism exists in about anything and everything we do. No one who inhabits the current Middle Eastern society is exempt from it. Some of the toughest lessons I had to learn about sexism came through writing. I found that my capacity to articulate my opinion turned against me. So here they are, the sum total […]

Egyptian Woman Teaches the World a Lesson About Cyber Bullying

Egyptian Woman Teaches the World a Lesson About Cyber Bullying

  When Egyptian girl Ghadeer Ahmed opened up in British newspaper The Guardian on Monday about how a video of her dancing was used as blackmail, she taught a very needed Cyber Bullying Using Women’s Body 101 to the world.   As a teenager, Ahmed sent a video – recorded during one of those innocent, cheeky and fun girls’ […]

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