Everything You Need to Know About Marital Rape

Everything You Need to Know About Marital Rape

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 […]

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 […]

Dubai TV Host Shares Powerful Instagram Post About Domestic Abuse

Dubai TV Host Shares Powerful Instagram Post About Domestic Abuse

Diala Makki, Dubai TV host, journalist, and editor at Marie-Claire Arabia, has posted a picture of herself on her official Instagram account, that truly stands out from all her other photos. While Makki is known to her 222,000 followers for her beauty, elegance, and style, one of Makki’s most recent Instagram posts was drastically different […]

This Egyptian Short Movie Proves That Women Can Be Unmarried and Happy

This Egyptian Short Movie Proves That Women Can Be Unmarried and Happy

by Marwa Khalifa

The short movie titled ‘Al – Sanyora’ (a term which in Egyptian dialectic connotes a young woman) begins with a shot of a woman, speaking directly to the camera, and saying “I am still very young, or I am still relatively young. I was very shocked, however, when I saw the first white hair appear, […]

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, […]

Nelly Karim Gets Slut-Shamed for Wearing a Bikini

Nelly Karim Gets Slut-Shamed for Wearing a Bikini

by Nadia Aly

On Saturday, August 12th, 2017, Egyptian starlet and former ballerina, Nelly Karim, posted a photo on her Instagram account.   The photo shows the beautiful actress on a beach, wearing a bikini. Despite the very raw, real, natural, and non-provocative way in which Karim was presenting herself in the photo, social media users still had […]

Dear Arab Parents, Stop Making Your Daughters Wish They Were Married

Dear Arab Parents, Stop Making Your Daughters Wish They Were Married

I was recently exposed to a situation, where I found myself having to explain to a several number of older-aged acquaintances that telling their daughters “wait till you are married, and then do X” is a faulty logic. I am not a parent myself, and some may think that this already makes me unqualified when it […]

Walking Away from My 5 Year Relationship Was the Best Thing That Has Ever Happened to Me

Walking Away from My 5 Year Relationship Was the Best Thing That Has Ever Happened to Me

In my opinion, there are two types of people. The first kind of people are those who own up to their faults and who they are as people, even when and if they are in the wrong. The second kind are those who not only posses double standards, but would never own up to having […]

Stop Telling Girls That Marrying This Version of Ramadan Sobhy Is Goals

Stop Telling Girls That Marrying This Version of Ramadan Sobhy Is Goals

Habiba Ekramy and Ramadan Sohby tied the knot this last weekend, and Egyptian social media users went crazy over the union. This was unsurprising, however, considering how much Egyptians fanatically love football.       While pictures and videos were shared live from the wedding, what was also shared was a collage showing pictures of […]

Why Is Sexual Harassment Still a Legitimate Way of Celebrating Eid?

Why Is Sexual Harassment Still a Legitimate Way of Celebrating Eid?

With the Eid upon us, we must face the unfortunate reality of disproportionately high rates of high sexual harassment that will surely take place in the streets of Cairo. While we are all celebrating Eid, let us not forget that this will surely happen, as it has been happening every other Eid for the past […]

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