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Real sisterhood

Like many of you, I grew up reading about historical heroines of the suffragette movement. These were women who faced imprisonment, risked their lives, or even willingly gave their lives to bring attention to their plight. These were women who…

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Family law and the female body

Despite the continuous struggles of Egyptian women’s organizations, the Family Code has not changed, in essence, since the times of slavery. I am writing this article in my home in Cairo, Egypt, on the 15th September 2018. Some weeks ago,…

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What if it is not meant to be?

Marriage has been a topic of debate for a long time. Some people support it; others oppose it, for many valid reasons. You can only add your opinion to the many others. In many societies in the MENA region, marriage…

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Deluded defenders of God II

There was largely a sense of relief when news of Asia Bibi’s acquittal disseminated across the world. Some rejoiced; others wondered if the Naya (new) Pakistan Imran Khan had promised was finally coming to fruition. However, a few were reluctant…

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Nothing Compares 2 U Allah

I’ll admit to being somewhat astonished when I heard that Sinead O’Connor had converted to Islam. On 26th October she declared that she had changed her name to Shuhada Davitt and is now covering her hair. This video of her…

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HERstories and all that jazz!

Listening to the voices of minority women   HIStory should coexist with HERstory. That’s my opinion. Well, it’s more than that actually. After pointing out the culture of cat-calling women in street, South African artist Thandiwe Msebenzi stated: “When you…

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Ending racism

Racism and religion I have travelled all over the world and I have discovered that racism is part of every religion, political system, economic structure and culture. It is a part of the patriarchal-capitalist-colonial system ruling the world. Racism is…

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Why is xenophobia on the rise?

Xenophobia is part of the global-local (glocal) political economic social system ruling the world. It is deeply rooted in human culture and religions, ever since the old slave-patriarchal system started. If we study history, religion and politics without separating these…

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Beyond caricature?

British journalist Rod Liddle has managed to upset and rile women, men, people of colour, mothers and athletes in one fell swoop. His attempt at drawing a cartoon of Serena Williams – following suit from a media furore which resulted…

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America, my home

It doesn’t take much to make me feel proud to be an American citizen. To me, America’s greatness isn’t in its economy, or its military power or even its peanut butter, but in its people. What’s great about America is…

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She leads Africa

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of entrepreneurship in Africa? It’s probably not young, ambitious African women and girls. According to CNN, although sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship across the world…

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Compartmentalizing

Compartmentalizing — even writing the word requires placing your concentration in boxy syllables! Yes — placing things in compartments, labelling them with a neat, unequivocal tag. When you put items in boxes, you have to be clear. You cannot have,…

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