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 […]

Here Is What You Need to Know About Female Bosses

Here Is What You Need to Know About Female Bosses

by Nadia Aly

A lot of the people around me – from a variety of age groups – seem to have a common complain: female bosses. From my aunt in Dubai who is 47-years-old and states that she would much rather pick having a female boss over a male one any day; to newly graduated friends of mine who […]

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 […]

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