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 […]

Ivanka Trump Praises Women’s Right Progress in Saudi Arabia

Ivanka Trump Praises Women’s Right Progress in Saudi Arabia

  One thing Saudi Arabia has been known for since the beginning of time is their female citizens’ limited freedom. There is strict segregation of sexes in public places and women are still not allowed to drive. During Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, spoke about women empowerment at Riyadh’s Tuwaiq […]

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 […]

Your Gruesome Guide to Walking Like an Egyptian Woman

Your Gruesome Guide to Walking Like an Egyptian Woman

I was enjoying an evening with my friends, when the topic of exploring or going to Khan El Khalili was casually brought up by one of my girlfriends. The discussion progressed on and on about all the silver accessories we wanted to buy, and how gorgeous the place would be if we were to go […]

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 […]

#SaveDinaAli: Why We Need to Talk About Honor Killings

#SaveDinaAli: Why We Need to Talk About Honor Killings

  On Monday, April 10th, Dina Ali — a 24-year-old Saudi woman— was off-loaded from her flight, detained for 13 hours without being officially charged with any crime, at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Dina was traveling from Saudi Arabia to Australia via the Philippines hoping to seek asylum from her abusive family.   The Filipino […]

Muslim Preacher Says Wives Are Allowed to Work If Husbands Take 30% of Their Salaries

Muslim Preacher Says Wives Are Allowed to Work If Husbands Take 30% of Their Salaries

  So Ashraf Al-Feel, a preacher and host of the religious program “Fataawah” on Al-Hayat 2 TV channel, received a message from a troubled wife whose husband takes all of her salary. The woman reached out to the preacher for help and advice, but Al-Feel, sadly, asked her to stay at home if her husband could provide for her. […]

Saudi Female Sprinter Made History in Rio 2016 Olympics

Saudi Female Sprinter Made History in Rio 2016 Olympics

  Kariman Abuljadayel, 22, is the first Saudi woman to compete in the Olympics 100 metres. Following in the footsteps of  Sarah Attar, the first Saudi woman ever to compete in the Olympics in 2012 after the Kingdom lifted the ban on women competing in the Olympics, Abuljadayel came in seventh in her preliminary heat with a […]

Najwa Karam Needs to Sit the Eff Down with Her Sexist Comments

Najwa Karam Needs to Sit the Eff Down with Her Sexist Comments

By Hady El Hady

In a world that’s taking major steps in favor of women’s rights and equality in general, the internet was shocked as beloved Lebanese singer, writer, producer, Arabs Got Talent judge and fierce diva Najwa Karam made some seriously sexist comments that sets the feminist movement hundreds of years back. During a recent interview with co-host Qusai Kheder, […]

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