Egyptian Lawyer Says It’s a ‘National Duty’ for Men to Rape Girls Who Wear Ripped Jeans

Egyptian Lawyer Says It’s a ‘National Duty’ for Men to Rape Girls Who Wear Ripped Jeans

  Nabih Al-Wahsh, an Egyptian lawyer, has prompted outrage for saying harassing and raping girls who wear revealing clothing such as ripped jeans is a “national duty”.   “Will you feel happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing?” he said on Al-Assema earlier this month. “I say that […]

Why Did Cairo Get Dubbed as the ‘Most Dangerous City for Women’?

Why Did Cairo Get Dubbed as the ‘Most Dangerous City for Women’?

BBC conducted a survey in 19 megacities (over 10 million people) where experts on women’s issues were asked about how well women were protected from sexual violence. The poll ranked London as the megacity that is most friendly to women, followed by Tokyo and Paris.     The following piece of news is not shocking by […]

VIDEO: Female Metro Passengers Fight with Egyptian Police Officer

VIDEO: Female Metro Passengers Fight with Egyptian Police Officer

A video showing a low-ranking police officer (2ameen shorta) allegedly harassing women in an Egyptian metro has been going viral on Facebook. The video indicates that he was in an altercation with one specific woman, which then turned the entirety of the metro’s all-female passengers against him.     The altercation -according to the Facebook […]

Your Gruesome Guide to Walking Like an Egyptian Woman

Your Gruesome Guide to Walking Like an Egyptian Woman

I was enjoying an evening with my friends, when the topic of exploring or going to Khan El Khalili was casually brought up by one of my girlfriends. The discussion progressed on and on about all the silver accessories we wanted to buy, and how gorgeous the place would be if we were to go […]

Stop Blaming Women For Your Sexual Harassment Issues

Stop Blaming Women For Your Sexual Harassment Issues

By Nouran Samer

Sadly, females get harassed here in Egypt way too much. But the very disturbing part of it is that women are often the ones that get blamed. There are some very annoying sentences that are always used to justify these harassment. Like for example:   1. “She was wearing really tight clothing”   Aywa we […]

Why Being Unveiled and Blonde in Egypt Is Extremely Difficult

Why Being Unveiled and Blonde in Egypt Is Extremely Difficult

Very recently, one of my colleagues wrote an article on how hard it was being veiled in Egypt nowadays. There were thousands upon thousands of veiled girls who completely took her side and then there was us – the unveiled “Western” girls who were confused and some were offended (no need to get angry people, […]