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Breaking the Silence about our Bodies

As part of the “One Day, One Struggle” 2010 campaign to promote sexual and bodily rights in Muslim societies, Nasawiya, Helem and Meem… more »

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The Bars in a No-Holds-Barred Life

I didn’t know why I was feeling so overwhelmed.
I didn’t know why I had a growing lump lodged in my throat.
I didn’t know why I was feeling so ill-at-ease with myself.
I didn’t know why I broke down in tears the moment I went into my gynecologist’s clinic for a much-delayed check-up.
I didn’t know why I didn’t want him to examine me, even though he’d examined me many times before.
I didn’t know why I felt a silent revolution burning inside me.

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Gulfnews.com Propagates Homophobia in the UAE

In an article published February 11, 2010, English-language UAE-based newspaper Gulf News contributed to the homophobia frenzy of the recent years with a piece called “Too close for comfort: Homosexuality in schools.” Growing concerns over what officials are calling an epidemic of “boyat” (butch lesbians) led the authorities to launch a state-sponsored correctional campaign entitled “Excuse Me; I’m a Girl” in 2009 [...]

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Gholam Abi Nawas

من المرأة ومن الرجل؟

كل ما سألني أحد “من الرجل في العلاقة ومن المرأة؟” أشعر بأنني أوما ثورمان في فيلم كيل بيل. أعني رغبتي بغرس اصابعي في… more »

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Masna3 l 3elab

3elab. Ktir mahdoumin l 3elab. La hdiye maslan, mahdoume l fekra, ma3 l ribbon wel card, aw masalan, 3elbit chocolate min haydol l… more »

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Stereotypes Are No Joke

A while ago, I received this attachment entitled “Dictionary for Women’s Personal Ads”. It was supposed to be funny. It wasn’t, not because… more »