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 […]

9 Things That Could Put Egyptian Men On the Blacklist of Marriage

9 Things That Could Put Egyptian Men On the Blacklist of Marriage

  Our ultra conservative culture sometimes forces us to listen to very messed up conversations about marriage/pre-marriage experiences. Some of us, including myself, have been forced to listen to them for so long that I genuinely don’t believe I can’t listen anymore. This is a listicle about the things we should not associate ourselves with, […]

24 Pictures that Show How Different Egypt 2007 and 2017 Are

24 Pictures that Show How Different Egypt 2007 and 2017 Are

When you physically say the word “2007,” it doesn’t feel like much time has actually passed, except it has. That was 10 freaking years ago. So much has changed in Egypt. Don’t believe us? Well, there you go:       The “it” place for foul in 2007       The “it” place for […]

It’s Time to Kill The “Mosalsalat Do not Represent Egyptian Society” Argument

It’s Time to Kill The “Mosalsalat Do not Represent Egyptian Society” Argument

Idealists have been spamming my timeline recently with long Facebook posts and essay – like rants surrounding how this year’s Ramadan mosalsalat are not aligned nor reflective of Egyptian society’s values and traditions.   One mosalsal that is being particularly mentioned a lot in these kinds of rant-y posts is ‘La Totfe2 El Shams’. This is […]

No, a Woman Should Not Have to Compromise Herself to Get Married

No, a Woman Should Not Have to Compromise Herself to Get Married

I am going to leave aside all the Ramadan articles for now, and write this piece. This is an article that, to me, is long over due, and perhaps much more personal, than it is political.   I feel like there is this assumption that I – being in the eyes of the society a […]

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 […]

Why Student Activities Are Not a Waste of Time

Why Student Activities Are Not a Waste of Time

  University days are arguably the best days of anyone’s life. Deadlines, midterms, presentations and finals can make you think otherwise, but you’ll believe me once you’re a graduate; having to actually be an an adult with responsibilities that you can’t just ignore by letting someone make sure they sign the attendance sheet.     […]

From Obese to Zero and Back: How Losing Weight Made Me More Miserable

From Obese to Zero and Back: How Losing Weight Made Me More Miserable

by Caroline Gergis

  We live in a world that is obsessed and infatuated with weight loss. Stepping on the scale in the morning becomes more than just a habit; it somehow alarmingly sets our mood for the day. Our self-worth is now entirely dependent on our measurements, our waistlines and our pants size. Whether we choose to […]

Divorced Under 30: The Egyptian Stories You Never Heard

Divorced Under 30: The Egyptian Stories You Never Heard

By Nadine Omar

  In the past few years, rates of divorce keep increasing at a noticeably high rate in Egypt. The average age for men to be married has been reported to be between 25-30 years, whereas it has been estimated for it to be between 20-25 years for women. That sadly leads to a large number […]

#SurvivingHijab’s Celebrates Its 2nd Anniversary with 220,000 Members

#SurvivingHijab’s Celebrates Its 2nd Anniversary with 220,000 Members

By Nourhan Badawy

  In countries where the majority of the population is Muslim, you’d expect being veiled is not that difficult. You’d expect people to be more understanding and accepting, but they really aren’t. It has become a constant struggle to wear the hijab, Most people pressure you to take it off, you can possibly get turned down jobs simple because […]

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