Posts Tagged ‘Egyptian taboos’

Ask Marwa: Is he with me just for the sex?

Ask Marwa: Is he with me just for the sex?

Does he just enjoy us being intimate? Is he just a person who loves sex? Or is he taking me for granted and that’s the only reason he’s with me? Please tell me what to do.... (Continue reading)

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HEY YOU! ARE YOU HIS SLAVE?

HEY YOU! ARE YOU HIS SLAVE?

I was reading an article about the nature of the Master/Slave relationship and I found out that most male/female relationships in Egypt – and probably in the Arab world – are a replica of Master/Slave relationships. The “female slavery contract” is... (Continue reading)

HEY YOU! LET’S PLAY DOCTOR-PATIENT AND FIND OUT WHO’S WHO!

HEY YOU! LET’S PLAY DOCTOR-PATIENT AND FIND OUT WHO’S WHO!

So back to my question: what is wrong with this picture? If all you could see is a girl who is sinful and ill-mannered – then you need to grow a heart! This girl has been suffering because of guilt and doubt... (Continue reading)

Sexually Harassed at Home!

Sexually Harassed at Home!

Sexually Harassed at Home! Wait! Do not turn the page! Do not say it will never happen to my daughter! I had to delete many parts of the story to secure the anonymity of the sender; nonetheless, the story remains horrifying!... (Continue reading)

Egypt: Scheherazade must Die

In April 2008, freedom of speech and creativity in Egypt was hit in its core with the confiscation of Magdy El Shafee's adult graphic novel - Metro. The author and his publisher went to court and the lost. Dr... (Continue reading)

MARWA RAKHA: AUDIO BOOK: THE POISON TREE – PLANTED & GROWN IN EGYPT

MARWA RAKHA: AUDIO BOOK: THE POISON TREE – PLANTED & GROWN IN EGYPT

Marwa Rakha's first book - The Poison Tree - planted & grown in Egypt - has become Egypt's first literary audio book in English. Narration: Marwa Rakha. ... (Continue reading)

CAMPUS MAGAZINE: SIN … SINNING … SINNER

Let me rephrase that - How many times did you sin against yourself? ... (Continue reading)

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كم مرة أذنبت؟ كم مرة أذنبت فى حق نفسك؟

كم مرة أذنبت ؟ لأ خلينى أقولها بشكل تانى .. كم مرة أذنبت فى حق نفسك ؟... (Continue reading)

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Egypt: Egyptian Male Blogger Orders Artificial Hymen

When Radio Netherlands broadcasted an Arabic translation of the Artificial Virginity Hymen kit, when Youm7 newspaper announced that the product will be available on the Egyptian market for LE 83, when conservative parliament members in Egypted wanted the product banned... (Continue reading)

Recorded Advice: I do not like Egyptian Girls

Recorded Advice: I do not like Egyptian Girls

That's why I can't fall in love with any Egyptian girl easily.. and even when I felt some admiration for a girl, I failed to make it love because she thinks it's inappropriate to talk to guys.... (Continue reading)

Novelist Marwa Rakha on women and breaking ranks with the mainstream

Novelist Marwa Rakha on women and breaking ranks with the mainstream

In her semi-autobiographical novel, Rakha spoke about personal and intimate experiences which above all reflected some of the rights violations and emotional distress that women in a patriarchal society endure. Despite focusing on women's issues, she refused to be labelled... (Continue reading)

CAMPUS MAGAZINE: MARRIAGE = LEGAL PROSTITUTION

Disclaimer: This article is not targeted at those who get married because they want to share a life with a person they love, trust, and respect. I am not talking about the few who have shared goals and want to... (Continue reading)

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Recorded Advice: Why did she leave me?

Recorded Advice: Why did she leave me?

besides she seemed so pure... most my guy friends( and many of them have been into sexual relations) tell me the word"misatke has but one meaning ....that she did some thing with her 1st bf and she wont face me... (Continue reading)

Recorded Advice: When a girl kisses a guy he leaves her

Recorded Advice: When a girl kisses a guy he leaves her

why should i lie to the person i love? at the same time i am afraid that deep inside him he would have a narrow mind that would tell him that i was easy to get or anything like that... (Continue reading)

My First Cover: Interview for Expat’s Guide

My First Cover: Interview for Expat’s Guide

Me : A lot of people may think that you're so westernized. For instance, if she decides to dress in a certain way that does not line up with her father's principles, do you think she would ever go out... (Continue reading)

Ask Marwa: I want to die (Virginity … AGAIN!!)

Ask Marwa: I want to die (Virginity ... AGAIN!!)

I am ashamed of myself and my fiancee calls me names, beats me up, and always reminds me of my sin. I cannot sleep. If I leave him I will never get married and if my family found out they... (Continue reading)

Egypt: Women turn to the Internet to fight taboos

Young middle and upper class Egyptian women resort to the internet to fight their battles against taboos. The BBC interviewed some of them and Mohamed Hamdy of Bloggers Times comments on the article. ... (Continue reading)

Marwa Rakha: Simply Shocking

Marwa Rakha: Simply Shocking

My ultimate goal in life: I want to be the wife of a man who shares my vision and brings out the best in me. With that man, I want to be the mother of kids who would make the... (Continue reading)

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Egyptian -and Muslim- Girls between a Rock and a Hard Place

Egyptian women are trapped between who they are and who they are expected to be; they are required to live up to the expectations of their parents, families, colleagues, and later on, their husbands and children. In their attempt to... (Continue reading)

CAMPUS MAGAZINE: A Hell of a Marriage

I used to believe that people should get married because they are in love and because they want to share a life together. I also thought that those who got married for any other reason were on the wrong track... (Continue reading)

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Marwa Rakha: Through Nigerian Lenses

Marwa Rakha: Through Nigerian Lenses

Boldness? I tried so hard for 21 years of my life to mold myself into the "good girl image". I failed. From 21 to 28 I had continuous inner conflicts and dilemmas of figuring out who I am and what... (Continue reading)

Gilded Serpent: Love and Romance, Egyptian Style

Gilded Serpent: Love and Romance, Egyptian Style

Bravely baring her soul and laying her innermost fears on the altar of Truth as she sees it, the author gives us a rare glimpse into the inner workings of Love and Romance, Egyptian Style.... (Continue reading)

CAMPUS MAGAZINE: Is Pre-marital Sex for you?

I am sick and tired of people telling us what to do. I am trying hard to avoid turning into one of those people who dictate what is right and what is wrong - and people follow. My mission in... (Continue reading)

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CAMPUS MAGAZINE: Rebound Relationships: Are you on the rebound? Or are you a Rebound?

I caught myself guilty of a series of rebound relationships and the worst part was that I had no idea that I was rebounding. Here I am emotionally drained and mentally consumed sharing with you my two cents on rebounds.... (Continue reading)

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Egypt: Mother incriminated in a case of FGM

On May 23, in a post titled The Victimization of Egyptian Women and Children, I quoted Fantasia - a girl who dreams of a better future for Egyptian women - who wrote about the new laws that were being discussed... (Continue reading)

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CAMPUS MAGAZINE: What if the SEX is not Good?

It got worse after women learnt how to read and write, got to work, and began mingling with men. In the old days women knew nothing but what their husbands taught them. Nowadays women know very well how to use... (Continue reading)

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Buy The Poison Tree – Planted & Grown in Egypt (Paperback)

Buy The Poison Tree – Planted & Grown in Egypt (Paperback)

The Poison Tree is not a traditional novel; it combines the techniques of blogging, journal-keeping, and formal writing while retaining one binding thought that keeps the story together; poison is the fertile ground that I, and many others, was born... (Continue reading)

CAMPUS MAGAZINE: I am not a Virgin

3) We live in a society that loves lies and is in love with liars ... you are better than them ... way better. ... (Continue reading)

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TALES FROM AN EGYPTIAN HOUSEHOLD – THE DRIVER

TALES FROM AN EGYPTIAN HOUSEHOLD - THE DRIVER

How did I feel? Disgusted! I wanted to scream but I had no voice. I wanted to push him away but I did not. I stood there like a statue and right before he began feeling me up a door... (Continue reading)

CAMPUS MAGAZINE: Hey you – yes you!

My dear reader ... Please do not get offended ... Please forgive me for what I am about to say ... I am writing this article because of you ... I am mad at you ...... (Continue reading)

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Mourning a sexually harassed Egypt – Part 2

Reuters published survey on sexual harassment in Egypt is still stirring angry responses from Egyptian bloggers. Marwa Rakha sheds light on more reactions in this post. ... (Continue reading)

TALES FROM AN EGYPTIAN HOUSEHOLD – THE MAN

TALES FROM AN EGYPTIAN HOUSEHOLD - THE MAN

I was a 17 year old girl at the time of this tale and my mother and father were still married. It was school time; Thursday evenings were dedicated to my taekwondo sessions and Friday mornings were when I got... (Continue reading)

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The S-Word – Sex in a City in Egypt

The S-Word - Sex in a City in Egypt

Today a fellow writer, in a casual chat, asked me why girls refuse and adamantly resist getting intimate with their beau. He complained of the fact that girls feel that the s-word impacts the interest, or the lack of interest,... (Continue reading)

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CAMPUS MAGAZINE: HUH?

Take a snap shot of a Friday prayer or a Sunday sermon and you would be proud of the masses attending to God, but do they really know God? Do they truly believe? Do they live up to the essence... (Continue reading)

Maha Youssuf: Another Poisonous Book Hits Cairo Book Stores

Maha Youssuf: Another Poisonous Book Hits Cairo Book Stores

I wouldn't really classify it as a great read, nonetheless it's a new writing attempt that worth a stopover.... (Continue reading)

CAMPUS MAGAZINE: Relationships Warning: Do not date Egyptian Men!

After a year of suffering and utter misery, Sandy got a divorce ... and a son! A single foreign mother in Egypt could be quiet traumatizing. I asked her why she did not go back to her country; she told... (Continue reading)

CAMPUS MAGAZINE: Move in or Move on

Now I own a home and one day I will have a boyfriend who will make it past the first month. What if he makes it past the first six months? It is one thing to come and visit and... (Continue reading)

CAMPUS MAGAZINE: Why put all your Eggs in one Basket?

CAMPUS MAGAZINE: Why put all your Eggs in one Basket?

Like my multiple careers, I began juggling multiple partners. I have always complained of the scarcity of good men, yet I found myself attracted to four men at the same time. They have nothing in common but me. I have... (Continue reading)

CAMPUS MAGAZINE: The Virgin Prostitute!

So let's assume that we have a girl who is poor beyond poverty, more ambitious than Lady Macbeth, is paying her tuition fees, and is saving for her dowry. This girl chose the least trodden path as a means to... (Continue reading)

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CAMPUS MAGAZINE: In the Absence of Light … Darkness Prevails!

It was St. Valentine's Day in 2000 when I first heard "Losing my Religion". I was happily dancing to the beat until the lyrics hit me. My feet lost the rhythm and I came to a complete stop. How could... (Continue reading)

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CAMPUS MAGAZINE: Look … but don’t you dare touch!

What is it this time that offset my safety valve? Was it a guy who started the lame nauseating right and wrong argument with me? Was it a girl who hid her actions in a cloak of virtue and self-righteousness?... (Continue reading)

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CAMPUS MAGAZINE: Beyond Firewalls – Back from the Adult Underworld

CAMPUS MAGAZINE: Beyond Firewalls – Back from the Adult Underworld

I also visited this site's affiliate sites specialized in alternative lifestyles, Asians, Russians, Literotica, and BDSM (Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism.) I was amazed - Egypt had a very strong presence. After a week, when the... (Continue reading)

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)

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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