Al Azhar Rejects President Sisi’s Attempts to Amend Divorce Law

Al Azhar Rejects President Sisi’s Attempts to Amend Divorce Law

  On Sunday the 5th of February, Al Azhar Egypt’s Islamic authority indirectly rejected a suggestion made by President Sisi, in his attempt to curb the rising rate of divorce and bring  a stop to Muslim men verbally divorcing their wives. In Islam a Muslim man can simply divorce his wife by simply saying the […]

Being Young, Female and Muslim in the UK

Being Young, Female and Muslim in the UK

  With everyone focusing on President Trump’s executive order to ban people from traveling to the United States from seven major Muslim countries, everyone seemed to forget that racism and Islamophobia doesn’t just exist in the land of the brave. On the other side of the world, the UK to be specific, it may be […]

Egyptian Woman Searches for Sperm Donor at Bashtery Ragel FB Page

Egyptian Woman Searches for Sperm Donor at Bashtery Ragel FB Page

  If you think the so-called first Egyptian single mother is the last we hear about taboo relationships, this new Facebook page has a surprise for you. Apparently, a 35-year-old Egyptian woman named Sherihan Nour ElDin will be the next most-talked-about-girl on the internet. Just last night the page Bashtery Ragel came to life and immediately went […]

11 #WomensMarch Signs That Say It All for Middle Eastern Women

11 #WomensMarch Signs That Say It All for Middle Eastern Women

Hundreds of thousands of women marched in unity Saturday against the inauguration of president Donald Trump and to say it was breathtaking would be an understatement. Celebrities and speakers rallied across the country and were even joined by fellow countries to give Trump a piece of their minds. It all started with a Facebook post asking for a march […]

El Gouna to Host Women’s World Championship for Squash

El Gouna to Host Women’s World Championship for Squash

Squash fans and Egyptians in general have a reason to be freakin’ excited. The Women’s World Championship for Squash has decided to come to the land of the Pharaohs. Yes, Egypt. The event is going to take place in the oh-so Instagrammable El Gouna from 5th-14th April where the world’s top female squash players will go head […]

Your 2017 Anthem Is Here, and It’s Brought to You by Saudi Women

Your 2017 Anthem Is Here, and It’s Brought to You by Saudi Women

  A pop song that delivers a political and cultural message about women in Saudi Arabia has racked up more than 2.5 million views on YouTube since it premiered. “Hwages,” (which translates to concerns) a music video by Saudi director Majed al-Esa released in late December, is going viral both in his home country and […]

#DefyingExpectations: New Campaign by Mobile Giants Will Leave You Inspired

#DefyingExpectations: New Campaign by Mobile Giants Will Leave You Inspired

  Over the course of our social media adventures, while we were avoiding all the work we’re supposed to be doing, we bumped into something kind of amazing. We bumped into Huawei’s #DefyingExpectations, their latest campaign for Nova Plus that features videos that made us feel, well, very inspired.   The mobile giants gathered three […]

7 Shaving Myths for Ladies Debunked

7 Shaving Myths for Ladies Debunked

We took our healthy skepticism and a bunch of research to find the truth behind some of the most common myths about shaving. Here’s what we learned.     Shaving results in faster hair growth     False! Hair growth is not determined by a razor or by shaving, but instead by genetics and hormones. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Egypt’s Doria Shafik as Google Honors Her Memory

Everything You Need to Know About Egypt’s Doria Shafik as Google Honors Her Memory

by Salma Iraqui

  Doria Shafik is a woman that every single Egyptian should be proud of. One of the very early Egyptian activists and feminists, Shafik is known for her efforts to fight for women’s right to voting and representation in the government. As a result of her effort, Egyptian women were granted the right to vote […]

Saudi Woman to Be Lashed over a Twitter Picture Without Her Hijab

Saudi Woman to Be Lashed over a Twitter Picture Without Her Hijab

by Salma Iraqui

  Saudi Arabia is known for its irrational restrictions on women; in KSA women are deprived of their very basic right to drive. It’s getting even more restrictive, as a young Saudi woman was taken to prison over a picture of her posing without the veil. The police spoke out about this incident in a […]

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