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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

9 Things That Put Egyptian Men On the Blacklist of Marriage

9 Things That 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, […]

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 […]

This Arab Generation Doesn’t Want Marriage or Kids, Here’s Why

This Arab Generation Doesn’t Want Marriage or Kids, Here’s Why

It seems weird, right? Going against our cultural norms or what most would refer to as “human nature”. A desire for life-long companionship through a spouse and offspring. We were raised with the concept set as life goals in our society. A goal that once is achieved, we are meant to feel some sort of […]

8 Real Horror Stories from Dubai that Will Keep You Up at Night

8 Real Horror Stories from Dubai that Will Keep You Up at Night

If you thought scary equaled creepy sounds and gruesome costumes, this list is about to prove you wrong. Here are the true horror stories from Dubai that will probably not send chills down your spine.       The Missing Chopper     “I ordered an UberCHOPPER once and couldn’t get it because someone beat […]

13 Ways to Spot an Egyptian in the UAE

13 Ways to Spot an Egyptian in the UAE

By Monaliza Wahba

Although 85% of the UAE are expats from around the world, an Egyptian can be recognized as soon as you bump into one! You can sense them. It’s just too easy to spot an Egyptian living in Dubai. Whether you’re a man or a woman, you’re busted. And this is how you spot them:   […]

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