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Valentine’s Day Got You Down? Look At This Majestic Egyptian Jumping Donkey Instead

Valentine’s Day Got You Down? Look At This Majestic Egyptian Jumping Donkey Instead

Does Valentine’s Day make you want to stick your head inside the crevices of your IKEA couch cushions until April? Do you wince everytime you see a red rose being…

Katrin Higher | February 14, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Egyptian Activist Groups Now Working To Stop Street Harassment

When the Arab Spring hit in early 2011, no one could have guessed what it might have meant for women’s rights in Egypt. But as the country continues to feel…

Julie Gerstein | November 6, 2012 - 2:40 pm

TV Station Staffed By Fully Veiled Women Launches In Egypt

A new TV station called Maria recently debuted in Egypt which employs and is run by women who wear the face-covering niqab veil. Journalism students say they couldn’t find…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Naked Islamic Woman In Body Paint Veil Causes Controversy For Foreign Policy Magazine

Wonk-y magazine Foreign Policy’s most recent issue, The Sex Issue, is right up our alley with a cover story article about the how the real war on women is in…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Last Chance To Schtup Your Dead Wife’s Corpse, Egyptian Dudes

Bringing new meaning to the phrase “before the body gets cold,” Egypt is considering a new law that will allow Egyptian husbands to have sex with their dead wife’s corpse…

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2012 - 11:20 am

Today’s Lady News: Egyptian Woman Fights “Virginity Testing” — Er, Rape — By Police

While protesting at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Samira Ibrahim was grabbed by Egyptian soldiers, stripped, electrically prodded, and sexually assaulted, which they told her was a “virginity test.” She…

Jessica Wakeman | January 10, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Egyptian Court Stops “Virginity Tests” On Female Protesters In Prison

Sexual assault and the threat of sexual assault are used as a way to control women. Nowhere is that more present, lately, than in Egypt where female protesters have been…

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Egyptian Blogger Posts Nude Pics Of Herself

Egyptian blogger Aliaa Maghda El-Mahdy, age 20, is posting nude pictures of herself on her blog as political protest about women’s sexuality and censorship. Aliaa calls herself a “secular…

Jessica Wakeman | November 17, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Egyptians Protest “Virginity Tests” On Women

Egyptians are holding an online protest tomorrow against the military’s use of “virginity tests” on female protestors (i.e. sexual assault). The Egyptian military claims it needs to test women for…

Jessica Wakeman | May 31, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Lara Logan Speaks Out On “60 Minutes” About Her Sexual Assault In Egypt’s Tahrir Square

Last night on “60 Minutes,” reporter Lara Logan shared with the world the horrific beating and sexual assault she suffered in Egypt’s Tahrir Square while reporting on the country’s revolution.

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Lara Logan Opens Up About Sexual Assault In Egypt: “They Raped Me With Their Hands”

In February, the world held its breath when CBS’s “60 Minutes” reporter Lara Logan was badly beaten and sexually assaulted while covering the political uprising in Egypt’s Tahrir Square. After…

Jessica Wakeman | April 28, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Alleged Details On Lara Logan’s Assault In Egypt Emerge

“60 Minutes” reporter Lara Logan has still not spoken publicly about being attacked on February 11 in Egypt’s Tahrir Square while she reported on civil unrest there, but alleged details…

Jessica Wakeman | February 22, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Today In Baby News: A Kid Named “Facebook” And A Wainwright/Cohen Love Child

Congrats to Facebook, which officially has its first namesake. An Egyptian man named his baby girl Facebook Jamal Ibrahim to express his gratitude for the role the social networking site…

Ami Angelowicz | February 21, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: CBS News’ Lara Logan Beaten, Sexually Assaulted In Egypt

CBS correspondent Lara Logan was beaten and sexually assaulted in Egypt’s Tahrir Square on February 11 after she, her “60 Minutes” team, and their security were attacked. Logan was…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Insensitive Tweets About The Situation In Egypt Are The New Black

Oof. What was the person behind designer Kenneth Cole’s Twitter account thinking with this one? A couple hours later, that tweet was followed up with this: “we weren’t intending to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 3, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Egypt Wants To Ban A $30 Fake Virginity Kit

Egyptian lawmakers have called for a ban on importing the Artificial Virginity Hymen kit from China, a $30 kit that leaks a blood-like substance when inserted and broken, allowing women…

Jessica Wakeman | October 6, 2009 - 1:10 pm

What Barack Obama Had To Say To Muslim Women

This week, Barack Obama headed to Egypt with a pretty big mission in mind: smoothing over relations between the United States and the Muslim World. The pinnacle of his trip—a…

Daniela Guernica | June 5, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Love Can Make A Man Do Crazy Things, Like Chop Off His Penis

Parents just don’t understand. Back in high school, my dad dissed a dude with green dreads who came to pick me up for a date. Pops just wouldn’t let my…

Simcha | June 1, 2009 - 1:45 pm

Hatshepsut, The Cross-Dressing Pharaoh

If you haven’t noticed, we’re a bit obsessed with women throughout history. National Women’s History Month may be over, but we can’t help but to keep highlighting interesting women from…

Catherine Strawn | April 1, 2009 - 5:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Egyptian Men, Marijuana At Camp, And Girls Gone Wild Identity Confusion

Nearly two-thirds of Egyptian men admitted they have sexually harassed a women. [Reuters]
More than 5,000 marijuana plants were found growing at a Girl Scout camp in Syracuse, IN. Perhaps…

Catherine Strawn | July 18, 2008 - 12:30 pm
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