An Open Letter to My Rapist and Former Lover

An Open Letter to My Rapist and Former Lover

by Mona El-Haddad

Dear Rapist,   It has been quite some time since we talked. I remember a time in my life when you were more than just a rapist to me. You were someone I knew, someone I loved, and someone I deeply cherished. You had a name once. It is really hard to believe that only […]

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, […]

Muslim Teen Flawlessly Shuts down Islamophobic Nonsense by Texting Her Dad

Muslim Teen Flawlessly Shuts down Islamophobic Nonsense by Texting Her Dad

A few days ago a 17 year-old Muslim girl by the name of Lamyaa- residing in Pennsylvania tweeted a screenshot of an iMessage conversation she had with her father.     The conversation she tweeted was one that involved Lamyaa asking her father a direct question regarding his reaction and/or opinion should she decide to […]

Internet Sensation Gigi Gorgeous Kicked out of Dubai for Being Transgender

Internet Sensation Gigi Gorgeous Kicked out of Dubai for Being Transgender

  Giselle Loren Lazzarato, or as she’s known to her fans worldwide, Gigi Gorgeous, is a Canadian model, actress, internet sensation and one of the most famous transgender people in the world. She has a YouTube channel with almost 2.5M subscribers and has been on many TV shows, including Access Hollywood and Project Runway: All […]

Adultery: Egyptian Men VS Egyptian Women

Adultery: Egyptian Men VS Egyptian Women

By Merna Aboulezz

Do you all remember the movie called “Kheyana Mashroo’a”, legal adultery, directed by Khaled Youssef, starring  Hany Salama and Somaia El Khashab? While this was just a movie, it actually tackled a very important topic. Not only do people like Hany Salama get away with killing their wife when caught cheating, but many husbands in […]

Statistics Show that Women in Post-Revolution Egypt Continue to be Snubbed

Statistics Show that Women in Post-Revolution Egypt Continue to be Snubbed

By Merna Abou- El Ezz

Four years have passed since Egyptians decided to revolt against corruption, poverty, social injustice and gender inequality. It has been four years but no one can see real change. Unfortunately, when it comes to women, the situation is much worse. The so-called “second half of the population” is poorly represented in every facet of society. […]

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 […]

Can a Guy and a Girl Ever Be JUST Friends?

Can a Guy and a Girl Ever Be JUST Friends?

Well, if “When Harry Met Sally” has taught us anything, it’s that the answer to this question is no. However, the answer to that question could not always be summed up into a simple yes or no. Male-female relationships are complex, and therefore the answer to this question should be a bit more sophisticated than […]

An Open Letter To Every Sexual Harasser

An Open Letter To Every Sexual Harasser

  There have been uncountable statistics and reports that list Egypt as one of the countries with the highest rate of sexual harassment. Any Egyptian girl, no matter where she lives, what her social status is or how she dresses, has had her share of sexual harassment incidents, whether verbally or physically. And I, one […]

Six Annoying Habits You Can Hardly Break in Men

Six Annoying Habits You Can Hardly Break in Men

You know how they say when you live with a man, you are in for the shock of your life, as you will begin to discover the tiniest of details he does regularly that will truly drive you insane. Whether your brother, uncle, or even new hubby, men are known to have the craziest of […]