Here is Why Egyptians need to Re-think the “Feminism is Western” Argument

Here is Why Egyptians need to Re-think the “Feminism is Western” Argument

Some of the articles I have previously written – containing references to women’s rights or feminism – are often met with one common response: “feminism is a western invention – even invasion –  that ought not be applied to non – western contexts.”   While it is historically true that individual rights in theory and […]

80% of Egyptian Women Do Not Reach Sexual Orgasm

80% of Egyptian Women Do Not Reach Sexual Orgasm

According to Youm7, Dr. Hesham Abdel Hamid – the Primary Speaker on behalf of Egypt’s Forensic Medicine Department – has just affirmed that somewhere between 70 – 80% of all Egyptian women do not reach sexual orgasm due to female genital mutilation (FGM).   Abdel Hamid further added that the fact that FGM is a […]

Why Arabs Need to Rethink How They View Engineers and Doctors

Why Arabs Need to Rethink How They View Engineers and Doctors

This article doesn’t aim to argue that those who study Art-based subjects are somehow more unique than who study Science-based subjects.   Rather, it aims at highlighting something which is often ignored by most articles. Namely, the fact that there is a masculinization of the sciences, and a feminization of the arts that seems to […]

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 […]

Meet the Halal Tinder: Sila Match

Meet the Halal Tinder: Sila Match

Arabs love to get on every single trend there is, and personalize it to suit their needs. Sila Match, a new Android application, has just released a YouTube advertisement to commemorate the launch of this app.     As made clear by the advertisement, the app markets itself as – we kid you not – […]

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 […]

VIDEO: Arab-American Family Assaulted by White Man in Texas

VIDEO: Arab-American Family Assaulted by White Man in Texas

A disturbing video emerged on social media containing footage of a white American man yelling out racial slurs to an Arab-American man. The Arab man and his family were peacefully enjoying a public beach near their hotel in Texas.   What had originally happened was that two strange women came up to the Arab man, […]

Most Arab Men Believe Women Belong Home and Not the Office, Study Claims

Most Arab Men Believe Women Belong Home and Not the Office, Study Claims

  Ignore what your small bubble of male friends on social media write about women’s rights, feminism and sexism. While we might think that there is hope in the Arab world when it comes to how men perceive women and their mission in life, a study just came out and the results are quite disturbing.   […]

Why Egyptian Men Should Hate Sexism?

Why Egyptian Men Should Hate Sexism?

No, this is not an article that is going to claim that Egyptian men should fight sexism and sexist culture because their wives, sisters, mothers, and friends are women. Neither, is it an article encouraging men to utilize their privilege to help women end sexism.     This article is about the ways in which sexism, […]

Throwback to a Time Before Egypt Was Veiled

Throwback to a Time Before Egypt Was Veiled

Straight off the bat, this is not an opinion piece on the concept of the hijab or the niqab. I am not a religious spokesperson to have such an opinion nor do I condone any doctrine that dictates how women ought to dress.   This is more of retrospective piece, if you will, documenting an […]