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 […]

Marital Rape Is Legal, and Here Is What You Need to Know About It

Marital Rape Is Legal, and Here Is What You Need to Know About It

I will not beat around the bush with this topic nor write some creative introduction. This is because the issue at stake will not bear the kind of confusion that may occur due to wordy introductions.     I was watching a popular Egyptian talk show once, and the topic was marital rape. I remember […]

The Mysterious Case of the Polish Girl That Died in Egypt

The Mysterious Case of the Polish Girl That Died in Egypt

The article has been updated since the time of its publishing to confirm that Zuk was indeed abused.

  In what is another tourism PR nightmare for Egypt; Magdalena Zuk a 27-year-old Polish girl mysteriously died in Egypt a few days ago. A story that has heavily been covered by Polish media, but has gotten little to no attention in Egypt. Magdalena’s death remains mysterious due to the little to no details that […]

‘A Wedding Dress Doesn’t Cover Rape’: Activists Campaign Against Lebanon’s Rape Law

‘A Wedding Dress Doesn’t Cover Rape’: Activists Campaign Against Lebanon’s Rape Law

Lebanon activists ramp up pressure on reviled rape law Lebanese activists ramp up their campaign to scrap a controversial law allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, with a dramatic art installation of hanging wedding dresses along Beirut's sunny seaside Posted by AFP News Agency on Saturday, April 22, 2017   It is […]

What Arab Parents Can Learn from ’13 Reasons Why’

What Arab Parents Can Learn from ’13 Reasons Why’

by Marwa Saadawi — Licensed Child Therapist

  As our society in the Arab world slowly and quietly begins to whisper about mental health illness, the latest Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, is a viscerally real, enlightening and at times uncomfortable perspective of what adolescents are struggling with today.     The show touches on a number of taboo issues that teenagers […]

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, […]

Egyptian Judge Shows Sympathy Towards ‘Pampers Child Rapist’ and It’s NOT Okay

Egyptian Judge Shows Sympathy Towards ‘Pampers Child Rapist’ and It’s NOT Okay

  It’s safe and very sad to say that most of us are aware of the “Pampers Child Rapist” incident by now. For those of you who don’t, a 34-year-old man raped a 20-months-old baby that was in her diapers at the time of the rape. The incident became a public opinion case, and has […]

Autistic Child Gets Sexually Assaulted in an International School in Egypt

Autistic Child Gets Sexually Assaulted in an International School in Egypt

  Egyptian TV host Wael El-Ebrashy’s received a phone call on his TV show from a traumatized mother, Eman Ragab, who says her 10-year-old child has allegedly been raped by a man in an international school in Maadi.   Her autistic son, Ahmed, came back home two hours later than usual, and his trousers were drenched […]

Children Are Being Sexually Abused at Greek Refugee Camps

Children Are Being Sexually Abused at Greek Refugee Camps

  Just when you thought nothing could be worse than fleeing your homeland with all its memories and resorting to a refugee camp in a foreign land, reality strikes; children as young as seven are being sexually abused in the toilets at Softex camp, an official European-based refugee camp in Greece.   “The parents are still in […]

Moroccan Boxer in Rio Held 15 Days in Custody For Accusations of Sexual Assault

Moroccan Boxer in Rio Held 15 Days in Custody For Accusations of Sexual Assault

By Leena ElDeeb

  Rio de Janeiro court sentenced Moroccan boxer, Hassan Saada, to spend 15 days in jail, last Friday. Meanwhile the authorities will investigate and examine claims by the two women who accused Saada to have attempted to rape them at the Olympic Village on Wednesday.   Reports say he invited one of the women to pose for a selfie […]