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Marrying for your country: On institutionalized marriage and Egyptian nationalism

Marrying for your country: On institutionalized marriage and Egyptian nationalism

"Marriage is the cornerstone of manhood and a principle of national allegiance. A man who does not marry is like a deserter from the army:…

A Prisoner Suffocating: My Experience in Egyptian Prisons

A Prisoner Suffocating: My Experience in Egyptian Prisons

#مسجون_مخنوق or #Suffocating_Prisoner. My throat dried up when I saw this hashtag. I could barely swallow the lump that had formed in my throat. The painful…

Egyptian Women Shake the Internet to Their Tabla

Egyptian Women Shake the Internet to Their Tabla

It is believed that bongo drums are the oldest music instruments known to humans. They were first found in the ancient civilizations of India and…

Between Fear and Cruelty: Egypt’s Refugees tell their Stories

Between Fear and Cruelty: Egypt’s Refugees tell their Stories

When the first wave of refugees hit the Middle East in the wake of the 1948 Israeli occupation of Palestine, Egypt was the only country…

Sex Work in Egypt: Debunking 8 Arguments Against Legalization

Sex Work in Egypt: Debunking 8 Arguments Against Legalization

They say “prostitution” is the oldest job known to mankind (really, womankind!), yet it still lacks basic rights and regulations, in light of its persistent…

Unspeakable Practices: Forced Hysterectomies for Egypt’s Disabled Daughters

Unspeakable Practices: Forced Hysterectomies for Egypt’s Disabled Daughters

Salwa, 45, finished work and rushed out to catch her bus home, returning to her 15-year-old daughter. Her daughter, Farah Mohammed Ibrahim, suffers from an…

Swimming in Sewage: Gambling on the Lives of Egypt's Sanitation Workers

Swimming in Sewage: Gambling on the Lives of Egypt's Sanitation Workers

Before he submerges into the sewers, Mustafa El-Sayed, 55, takes off his shoes so that they won’t disintegrate in the filth down below, choosing instead…

Interview with Sonallah Ibrahim: The Writer of Modern Arab Life

Interview with Sonallah Ibrahim: The Writer of Modern Arab Life

In 2003, novelist Sonallah Ibrahim refused to receive the Arab Novel Award granted by the Egyptian government. That year, during the ceremony, he took to…

A Look at the Spectacular First Color Photographs of the Arab World

A Look at the Spectacular First Color Photographs of the Arab World

The first color photographs of the Arab world date back to the end of the 19th century. Published by The Telegraph, they were produced using…

How Sex Toys Find Their Way into Children's Stores in Egypt

How Sex Toys Find Their Way into Children's Stores in Egypt

The journey begins in Port Said, at 6:00 am. A layer of fog hangs over the harbor, concealing the secret smuggling deals conducted from the…