Jordanian Man Jailed in Dubai for Sending Colleague Porn on WhatsApp

Jordanian Man Jailed in Dubai for Sending Colleague Porn on WhatsApp

  While sexting has always sounded like a bad idea, sending porn to your colleague at work in a country such as the UAE, with zero nonsense policies, sounds like a horrible idea. A Jordanian finance manager just lost his appeal after a court upheld his three-month suspended imprisonment. The boss was accused of sending […]

These Are the Punishments for Being a Non-Veiled Woman in Egypt

These Are the Punishments for Being a Non-Veiled Woman in Egypt

There is a trend that has recently hit social media: this trend involves posts, comments, and tweets, surrounding the ideal of manhood, and what it truly means to be a man in Egypt. Specifically, there have been posts circulating online that describe modern Egyptian and/or Arab men as “Ashabah Regal” (Shadows of Men). This term […]

Feelings That Women Should Never Ever Stay Silent About

Feelings That Women Should Never Ever Stay Silent About

by Rana Awadalla

All too often women are told to keep their feelings to themselves, drawing too much attention is almost always frowned upon by society. We’re constantly told to stop being hysterical or dramatic; we’re labeled as chatty or ungrateful when we attempt to express our feelings of discontent. There are feelings that should never be silenced, […]

Things Our Society Must Stop Telling Victims of Harassment

Things Our Society Must Stop Telling Victims of Harassment

  One of the most Egyptian things a person could do is to give unsolicited advice (mostly in a derogatory way) to shame the person for saying something or stand up for themselves. It could be from loved ones to complete strangers who think they’re collecting bonus points by giving you their two-cents. Women, especially, […]

Islamic Preacher Shockingly Blames Women’s Wardrobe for Sexual Harrassment

Islamic Preacher Shockingly Blames Women’s Wardrobe for Sexual Harrassment

  Egypt is no stranger to misogyny, sexism, and harassment. Yet, it is always baffles us when we hear religious people excusing the outrageous behavior.   Islamic preacher, Sherif Shehata, was a guest on the show “Garab Hawaa” on LTC TV and shared his surprising opinion regarding women’s clothes and men’s reaction to it. Apparently, […]

Why Are There Harassers in Front of Marassi’s Beach Club in Sahel?

Why Are There Harassers in Front of Marassi’s Beach Club in Sahel?

  For the past few years, Emaar Misr’s haven on the North Coast, Marassi, has been the only worthy destination for party-goers. The place guaranteed a variety of top notch restaurants and bars with perfect food, music and crowd. This year we have noticed something terrifying to say the least.   How is it even possible […]

Helwan University Professor Forcefully Retired for Sexual Harassment

Helwan University Professor Forcefully Retired for Sexual Harassment

A couple of months ago, Egyptian social media was taken by storm when accusations surfaced against Faculty of Fine Arts Professor Galal Mohamed in Helwan University. According to students, the professor has sexually harassed them on multiple occasions, both verbally and physically, and they were blackmailed into giving in if they wanted to keep good […]

Egyptian Women Salute Provocative Anti-Sexual Harassment Video

Egyptian Women Salute Provocative Anti-Sexual Harassment Video

  Sexual harassment has always been that one thing that women hate most about the Arab world, Egypt in particular. It is both degrading and infuriating, the initial shock that women suffer from robs them the chance to correctly deal with situation, which would be to emasculate the harasser. Then along came a video of […]

13 Things Women Think After Being Harassed

13 Things Women Think After Being Harassed

By Whitney Buchanan

As a graduate student in Cairo, I experience sexual harassment almost on a daily basis. Videos such as “Creepers on the Bridge” and UN Women’s anti-street harassment PSA have gone viral in recent months showing harassment in not-so different worlds. “Though the video only includes stares, it gives an idea of just how intimidating it […]

La crème de la crème de l’harcèlement

Note: I will not disclose the identity of the persons involved, despite the torment they cause. They’re the only ones who can acknowledge their own identities, while my phone acknowledges their threats. It started when I was 17; I had been working at the fashion retail industry for a year and was saving up for […]