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 […]

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 […]

Moroccan Woman Gets Gang Raped on a Public Bus, and It’s Not Even That Shocking

Moroccan Woman Gets Gang Raped on a Public Bus, and It’s Not Even That Shocking

A disturbing video has been going viral on Facebook. The video shows a Moroccan woman forcibly getting undressed, groped, gagged, and gang raped, by three teenage boys. The incident happened this past Saturday (August 19th, 2017), and the video has been going viral ever since. Accordingly, six teenage suspects were arrested for raping 24 year-old, […]

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 […]