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Exposing the Secret of Domestic Abuse in Egypt – by Reem Abdellatif

http://egyptianstreets.com/2015/03/23/exposing-the-secret-of-domestic-abuse-in-egypt/ It wasn’t easy growing up as a teenage Muslim girl, with a father who thought he owned your body just because he put a roof over your head or food on the table. Not just that—this was a Muslim … Continue reading

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Women as tools: on the selective fetishization of female resistance fighters – by Roqayah Chamseddine

http://english.al-akhbar.com/node/22050 The fetishization of women during times of war, especially women in combat, can be argued as being a reification of patriarchal power; the patriarchal view of female violence as being a demonstration of chaos reimagined as tolerable and even … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Zombie society

From YourMiddleEast.com by Reham M. Omar “The Arab world’s most populous nation has reached a critical ethnographic juncture: the stigma of spinsterhood (women who are unmarried beyond the “usual” age of marrying) is haunting the country’s female population. Reham Omar … Continue reading

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A Night Out In London

Now that I moved to London, it was of course also time to explore the nightlife. With one of my favourite dancing partners, my beautiful friend Marion, I went to the “Verve” close to Leicester Square. On the way we … Continue reading

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Hidden Camera Shows Haunting Stares Women Face on Egypt’s Street

From Egyptianstreets By Mohamed Khairat “While once upon a time Egyptian men and women could walk carefree along the Nile River and on the bustling streets of Egypt, today women walking along the same paths often feel objectified: from the heavy … Continue reading

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An Egyptian Rapper Is Using Her Music to Fight Back Against Sexual Harassment

From policymic.com Find the original article here! “I realized all the male rappers must have a track in which they talk about girls and their clothes, blaming girls for everything happening around us,” said 19-year-old Mayam Mahmoud, an Egyptian rapper. … Continue reading

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A Gentlemen’s Guide To Rape Culture

If you are a man, you are part of rape culture. I know … that sounds rough. You’re not a rapist, necessarily. But you do perpetuate the attitudes and behaviors commonly referred to as rape culture. You may be thinking, … Continue reading

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