By: Nour Jumma Disclaimer: This article is in no way, shape, or form encouraging anyone to have sex or indulge in self-pleasure. Read that again, please. This article is meant to help you understand that women can orgasm, and that’s a … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, & the Pornography – 9 Myths About Sex Perpetuated By Porn
By: Ali + Hanya Despite all the chaos that last year brought with it, it’d be unfair to say that that’s all we can take from it. We’ve been given the space to start important conversations that we need to … Continue reading Noor Hesham Selim Takes Us for a Ride: Talking Personal Struggles, Gender Identity, and Love
By: Nour Jumma So Victoria’s Secret had a little sale, and there was a pretty bra, and I looked damn hot in it. So I leave the changing room and tell mom I’m ready to stand in the painfully long … Continue reading I Want To Wear Sexy Lingerie, Mama, That Doesn’t Mean I’m Going To Have Sex
By: Neda Ahmed Growing up in an Arab society, I can give you this: haram and 3eib are interchangeable terms to Arabs. Should they be, though? Are they of the same meaning or are we mixing up religion and culture … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Praying and How it’s Been Appropriated by Culture
By: Mahmoud Salah ElDin Excuses are a sedative – they help us mask distressful moments in our lives. They are attempts to rationalize something irrational, like violence. Women have a hard time admitting, even to themselves, that they’re being abused … Continue reading We Need to Denormalize Domestic Violence, We’ve Let Down Women Enough
By: Salma Gharraf I’m going to say this loud and clear, okay? As a 16 year old highschool student, it’s not ok for me to see classmates recently finding out what their period actually is, even though they first had … Continue reading Periods: ‘3eib’ is a Sexist Excuse for Your Ignorance and It Could Kill Me
By: Salma Gharraf In our short teenage years, we stumble upon some of these Hamadas in our lives (w yaretna ma shofna khela2hom, bas aho ba’a nassib) Our first Hamada is everyone’s friend, he’s a really popular dude who owns … Continue reading Can We Stop Excusing a Man’s Abusive Behavior Just Because He’s a “Nice Guy”?
By: Neda Ahmed Toxic parents: parents who do unloving things in the name of love. It’s no secret that a lot of us have been subject to toxic parenthood and the loss of what should have been a memorable time–childhood. … Continue reading Okay, Let’s Talk About Our Toxic/Abusive Parents and the Ways We Could Deal With Them
By: Neda Ahmed Religion is a taboo topic, and I dare you to disagree. Whatever spiritual path you may be following, speaking freely about religion, especially to our parents, was, is, and will continue to be a struggle. The stereotypical … Continue reading On Arab Parents and Religiosity: What Went Wrong?
By: Nour Jumma I always talk about grey areas, about how not everything can be broken down into binary 1’s and 0’s. There are a few exceptions to the rule, ofcourse. The first one? Consent. Perhaps the most (theoretically) straight … Continue reading “Are You Lost Babygirl?” On Predator Male Tactics and How to Recognize Them