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 […]

5 Tips for Smooth and Sexy Legs to Get You Ready for Sahel Season

5 Tips for Smooth and Sexy Legs to Get You Ready for Sahel Season

With summer knocking at our doors, our legs and arms get ready to exit winter hibernation mood and regain contact with the world. I, myself, secretly love winter more than summer because I can completely get away with low maintenance not-so-shaved body.     But, sadly, I have to face the reality that the swimsuit […]

Saudi Women Can Now Work and Study Without Men’s Permission

Saudi Women Can Now Work and Study Without Men’s Permission

  No, this is not a joke or a clickbait article; this is actually true. It’s 2017, and we’re still reading news like this. Saudi Arabia, the conservative kingdom have finally given women their basic rights, to study and work without permission from a man, or a guardian.   According to the Independent, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has […]

Saudi Hunger Games Just Happened at an All-For-5 Riyals Sale and We’re Afraid

Saudi Hunger Games Just Happened at an All-For-5 Riyals Sale and We’re Afraid

Forget about Jennifer Lawrence’s cute version of The Hunger Games because Saudi women proved that they’re just as fierce when it comes to retail. A video of women losing their calm at a store went viral and we have to admit, we’re scared.   A store, which we cannot identify yet, apparently had an all-for-5 […]

Footage of Egyptian Food Truck Getting Brutally Confiscated Makes Social Media Angry

Footage of Egyptian Food Truck Getting Brutally Confiscated Makes Social Media Angry

This video, containing footage of a food truck, its equipment, and cooking utensils, getting confiscated by Egyptian authorities has caused a frenzy over social media platforms.   The food truck in question is owned and operated by two Egyptian women, Shaimaa and Yasmine. The two women are 31 year old graduates of reputable universities who […]

Throwback to a Time Before Egypt Was Veiled

Throwback to a Time Before Egypt Was Veiled

Straight off the bat, this is not an opinion piece on the concept of the hijab or the niqab. I am not a religious spokesperson to have such an opinion nor do I condone any doctrine that dictates how women ought to dress.   This is more of retrospective piece, if you will, documenting an […]

Muslim Teen Flawlessly Shuts down Islamophobic Nonsense by Texting Her Dad

Muslim Teen Flawlessly Shuts down Islamophobic Nonsense by Texting Her Dad

A few days ago a 17 year-old Muslim girl by the name of Lamyaa- residing in Pennsylvania tweeted a screenshot of an iMessage conversation she had with her father.     The conversation she tweeted was one that involved Lamyaa asking her father a direct question regarding his reaction and/or opinion should she decide to […]

Why Egyptians Need to Change How They View Abortion?

Why Egyptians Need to Change How They View Abortion?

When I was 16-years-old, I thought abortion should be made legal because I truly believed in the slogans of the pro-choice movement. The determining factor for me was some sort of slogan that I often heard from pro-choice activists: “My body, my choice!”     I am 6-years-0lder now, and I realize that if one […]

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