(IN)SIGHT MAGAZINE

Women are like Ducks

Women are like Ducks

A few years back Shania Twain inspired me to sketch an analogy between men and shoes. At the time, I had settled for a very wrong pair of shoes; uncomfortable from the start, though highly maintained, they lost their allure... (Continue reading)

Failure to Launch

Failure to Launch

It took a lot of strength and courage for a single girl like me to move out at the age of 28. Society, family, friends, men, and people who did not even know me frowned upon my decision. In the... (Continue reading)

The Color of Resentment

The Color of Resentment

The Color of Resentment... (Continue reading)

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The Witch Effect

The Witch Effect

I guess not! Today, women who have brains, character, and experience are treated the same way witches were treated in the dark ages. Girls, like me, who ask questions and who insist on being honest and straightforward are castaways in... (Continue reading)

The Narcissistic Jerk

The Narcissistic Jerk

Please do not take this letter personally; I neither mean insult nor injury. I am writing to you on behalf of all the females that I know, and those that I do not know. Who? You know who; the doormats.... (Continue reading)

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The Toy Boy Nightmare

The Toy Boy Nightmare

I used to wonder what a young guy had to say to someone who was carrying her schoolbag when he was sucking on his thumb. My heart went out to those ladies who had to bear the inquisitive eyes that... (Continue reading)

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100 Tips for being a “GOOD GIRL” in Egypt

100 Tips for being a

100 Tips for being a "GOOD GIRL" in Egypt... (Continue reading)

Tic Toc! It’s the Biological Clock!

Tic Toc! It's the Biological Clock!

The world seemed to conspire against me when I got a call from my mom a few minutes later. After the usual hellos, in her adorable enthusiastic tone, my mom shared with me a brilliant idea; I am to find... (Continue reading)

The Heart of the Affair

The Heart of the Affair

Wrapped up in her beautiful Indian Sari, Maya looked at the Kama Sutra teacher and asked about the difference between shame and honor as tears rolled down her cheek. The experienced courtesan looked back at her, smiled, and told her... (Continue reading)

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

New beginnings are always loaded with many contradictory feelings; hope, fear, optimism, doubt, resolution, skepticism, comfort, hesitation, and determination. The skeletons in the closet and collective experiences are a threat to new beginnings. Regret, or the fear of regret, weighs... (Continue reading)

The Myth of the Different Man

The Myth of the Different Man

I would like to proudly announce that "The Different Man" is a myth! He is a bigger myth than Santa Claus. There might be a Santa but there is no different man; they are all the same. Their names change,... (Continue reading)

Who wants men?!

Who wants men?!

Suddenly, all the women ran to the shore and screamed "Alien"! A boat docked on our beach and out came a hairy deformed creature that had ape-like features; his hair was tousled, his breath stunk, he had fungus under his... (Continue reading)

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Men are like Shoes

Men are like Shoes

The design of this ungodly footwear always set me off balance; I tripped on every stone and landed on my face, on my knees, or on my back many a time. Such shoes should come with a warning: "For short... (Continue reading)

Mr. Benchmark

Mr. Benchmark

The memory of that day is so vivid in my head; he was wearing a black shirt and black pants, he had a lovely wide white smile on his face, he smelled of perfume and fresh laundry, and I had... (Continue reading)

The Peacock Syndrome

The Peacock Syndrome

Like peacocks, the infected men, acted as though they were pecking at food, with their heads to the ground and their tails above to draw attention to themselves. They were waiting for potential females to scurry over in hopes of... (Continue reading)

Hunting Hannibal Lecter

Hunting Hannibal Lecter

Now let me introduce you to the Dr. Lecter that I envy Agent Starling for; deep, intense, witty, handsome, and knows her like the back of his hand. He knows how her mind works and what makes her heart tick;... (Continue reading)

Run Jenny … Run!

Run Jenny ... Run!

His vibes were rough and his hands held mine firmly stopping the flow of air inside my lungs. His eyes were not sincere, his stories were always incomplete, and the numbers did not add up; married at 19, had a... (Continue reading)

Mr. Right … for right now

Mr. Right ... for right now

On the other hand, the relationship department suffered. I hit my head against one brick wall after the other; wrong people, wrong relationships, wrong intentions, wrong reasons, wrong decisions, and wrong expectations. This was the real vicious cycle that consumed... (Continue reading)

The Egyptian Runaway Bride

The Egyptian Runaway Bride

I have been loved by the wrong guys for the wrong reasons and I have been also rejected by many guys for more wrong reasons. I have been with guys who made me feel like a queen on a collapsing... (Continue reading)

Mamma Mia! Here I go again!

Mamma Mia! Here I go again!

You have been the subject of my anger, rebellion, and twisted mind for many years. Let me start now by saying "I am sorry ... I am very sorry". Growing up, I thought you did not love me; I craved... (Continue reading)

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May they rest in Peace – all of them!

May they rest in Peace - all of them!

May they rest in Peace - all of them!... (Continue reading)

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I am not mad at you – I am just done with you!

I am not mad at you - I am just done with you!

It is easy for anyone on the outside to tell Heba to just leave. But she knows how hard it is to break free from his chains. She worries about his reaction, she is not sure if she can face... (Continue reading)

Love Santa

Love Santa

How are you this year? I know you are very busy but I really need you to consider my wish. I have been a good girl last year and I know what I want for a gift this year. I... (Continue reading)

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The Light at the end of the Tunnel is nothing but a Train!!

The Light at the end of the Tunnel is nothing but a Train!!

The Light at the end of the Tunnel is nothing but a Train!!... (Continue reading)

Up-close and personal with Mr. BIG

Up-close and personal with Mr. BIG

He walks in a room with his head stuck up; his big smile covers layers of confidence alternating with other layers of high self-esteem. He is known for daring eye contact and can mesmerize you with a naughty gaze before... (Continue reading)

How to lose a Guy in 10 Days .. Egyptian Edition

How to lose a Guy in 10 Days .. Egyptian Edition

How to lose a Guy in 10 Days .. Egyptian Edition... (Continue reading)

Once upon a time there was a Caveman

Once upon a time there was a Caveman

One happy morning I found the famous "Do not Disturb" sign sealing his mind, heart, and tongue. He wanted his space, asked for some time to think, then he wanted to be free again, and finally he wanted to go... (Continue reading)

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Jerks …. Until proven Otherwise

Jerks .... Until proven Otherwise

I have been sitting on that sofa for more than an hour with the ever-so-familiar tear of uncertainty lingering between my eyelids, holding on to my damp eyelashes, and struggling to stay in place. A sense of heaviness grabbed my... (Continue reading)

Evanescence

Evanescence

Here goes my girlish dream of happily ever after ... to cherish and to hold vanished into thin air ... to love and to honor evanesced into dark vapors ... until death do us part is just an anagram of... (Continue reading)

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Unwrapping the Chocolate Bar!

Unwrapping the Chocolate Bar!

Sparky did not take much time thinking, "She is a slut; she is loose; she is easy; she cannot be trusted; she is not fit to be neither a wife nor a mother; she did it before marriage and she... (Continue reading)

Slap Slap ? that awful sound ? Clap Clap ? my baby let me down!

Slap Slap ? that awful sound ? Clap Clap ? my baby let me down!

Men are caught between what they like and what they want; they like the girls that their minds do not want and they want the girls that their hearts do not like. A typical example of this schizophrenic condition is... (Continue reading)

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Hit by a Bus

Hit by a Bus

Then the next natural urge was avoiding my friends ... avoiding the people who would ask me, judge me, blame me, or remind me of the recurrent pattern of choosing the wrong guys. I also avoided those who would pity... (Continue reading)

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