Meet the Saudi Women That Are Literally Cycling Their Way to Empowerment

Meet the Saudi Women That Are Literally Cycling Their Way to Empowerment

The Arab world is a very odd, yet interesting region. Where else in the world would you read an article about women riding bicycles as a major step towards women’s rights. But alas, women doing the most simplest of activities like riding bicycles might be considered an actual taboo breaking headline.     Last year, […]

You’ll Want to Miss Your Flight the Next Time You’re in the UAE 

You’ll Want to Miss Your Flight the Next Time You’re in the UAE 

Written By: Abdulhameed Afifi

  When one misses their flight, it’s usually not a pleasant moment; this lucky passenger, however, begs to differ.     UAE’s Sharjah police department has just pampered a Russian woman after she missed her flight at the airport, with th a luxurious hotel room and a car to transport her to the airport with her […]

Woman Allegedly Harassed for Wearing Burkini in Sahel

Woman Allegedly Harassed for Wearing Burkini in Sahel

Via Sarah El Amry When will this ever come to an end? The bikini vs. burkini fight has been invading Egypt’s beaches for the past three years, and we have had enough.   The bikini folks don’t want the burkinis material contaminating their pools, and consistently expect them to stick to ladies-only beaches. On the […]

Breaking off My Engagement and Downloading Tinder Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

Breaking off My Engagement and Downloading Tinder Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

By: Nadia Ali

After several months of attempts, compromises, and sacrifices, I finally decided that it was time to break off my year and half long engagement. Let me tell you; it was the best that ever happened. It was not the end of the world. On the contrary, it was actually the best thing that happened to […]

Egyptian Man Brutally Assaults Woman and Blames Her for It

Egyptian Man Brutally Assaults Woman and Blames Her for It

Written By: Abdulhameed Afifi

    There is an increased number of Egyptian who are trying to forcibly enforce their own definitions of morality. This is especially true when it comes to monitoring the behaviors and interactions of Egyptian females. Indeed, some people feel like they are allowed to punish women who do not follow the aforementioned narrow definitions […]

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 […]

7 Gender Role Stereotypes Arabs Should Really, Really Get Over

7 Gender Role Stereotypes Arabs Should Really, Really Get Over

Growing up, we were subconsciously (sometimes consciously) taught that our gender plays a large role in determining the shape of our lives. Whether it’s what jobs we should get, what our hobbies are and even what clothes we should wear, the role our gender plays is growing smaller and smaller each day, we still see […]

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 […]

The First Woman on UNDP Social Impact Fund’s Advisory Board Is Egyptian

The First Woman on UNDP Social Impact Fund’s Advisory Board Is Egyptian

  Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr, has just been appointed as a member of the high-level Advisory Board of the United Nations Development Program’s Social Impact Fund.   Her Excellency’s appointment is not only huge because she’s the first woman in the board, but also because she’s the first Egyptian, as well as […]

Raha Moharrak: The Saudi Woman Redefining What It Means to Play Sports ‘Like a Girl’

Raha Moharrak: The Saudi Woman Redefining What It Means to Play Sports ‘Like a Girl’

There is an undeniable international stigma that exists surrounding women who play sports; from something as simple as the term ‘throwing like a girl,’ to the notion that professional female sports players are less feminine than average women — and thereby being more likely to undergo sex-testing; women playing sports does not seem like an […]

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