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 […]

It’s Time We Talk About Zara Men’s Collection That Most Egyptian Men Won’t Wear

It’s Time We Talk About Zara Men’s Collection That Most Egyptian Men Won’t Wear

I am all for men taking fashion risks. I find it liberating and refreshing to see Egyptian men unleashing their inner Hadia Ghaleb, unless, SUPER skinny jeans are involved. I even risked being insulted by the whole country to defend an Egyptian fashion designer who chose an unexpected look on a red carpet. We are […]

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.   […]

9 Ways Men Are Discriminated Against in the Middle East

9 Ways Men Are Discriminated Against in the Middle East

By Merna Abdelaziz Sakr

Women have always been discriminated against all over the world. We’ve been treated like second-class citizens and we’ve been objectified more times than anyone can ever count. While society has been so fixated on trying to eliminate the idea of gender segregation from a woman’s perspective, people have overlooked the fact that men are also […]

International Women’s Day: A Day to Celebrate?

International Women’s Day: A Day to Celebrate?

Since 1911, International Women’s Day has been celebrated around the globe. Different activities and programs to inspire women have tackled almost all corners of the planet where change is needed. Much improvement has been made; but, is this a day a to celebrate? Today, nowhere in the world can women claim to have equal rights […]