Homoeroticism in Homophobic Islamic Countries: Egypt as a Case Study

“Islam has ended homosexual practices, not homoerotic sentiment” – Homoeroticism and homosexuality in Islam, Sabine Schmidtke In this paper, the relationship between homoeroticism and homophobia in Muslim countries will be explained while mainly focusing on Egypt, through mentioning a brief introduction about Egypt’s history and the rise of Islam, and reflecting the differences between the past…

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Mohini Can Scream

Mohini Can Scream Mohini woke up ten minutes before her alarm. On a normal morning, bombarded with images of the day’s to-do-list, she would have risen by instinct, deactivating her alarm prematurely and shrinking her every movement to not disturb her Sleeping Working Husband. But this morning even began different. Anand’s snoring had crystallised overnight…

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Queer Shame

My sexual preference wasn’t something I allowed myself to realise or explore until I turned seventeen. Nevertheless, my attraction to women was something I accepted relatively easily and within a couple of months of silently voicing the fact to myself, I found myself coming out to my friends. It wasn’t until a year later, having…

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Grasping Privilege

Being a black, “lightskin“, able bodied, educated, straight, cis-woman holding a German passport, who aspires to be a writer, struggles with mental health at times, studies in London and regularly travels different parts of the world, there are little things that confuse me more than trying to grasp the concept of privilege. This is because…

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مقاومة النساء في مصر للتحرش الجنسي بواسطة الفن

“أنا هنا لأربككم” هو عنوان خطاب لمنى الطحاوي الصحفية المصرية والذي ألقته في TEDWomen 2010. وتستخدم منى الإرباك كوسيلة لتغيير وجهات النظر ومكافحة كراهية النساء في العالم العربي وأيضاً في الغرب حيث أن هناك صورة نمطية منتشرة عن المرأة العربية بكونها ضحية ضعيفة ومطيعة ولا تستطيع ان تدافع عن نفسها. وبالرغم من أن هذه الصورة…

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If You Look Like Me

Dear fellow white people, https://twitter.com/pinko_snob/status/955485345457598465 This sign epitomizes white feminism / neoliberal complacency. If Hillary was president, we’d still have institutionalized slavery via mass incarceration, police brutality & class warfare, but you’d be at brunch not caring about it. pic.twitter.com/PDo6IM6oDO — Signe Pierce (@sigggnasty) January 22, 2018 if you look like me, you have no…

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Shame

  Three of the top propositions I had to face up to as a young girl and woman: „Don’t make such a fuss!” „Nobody’s going to steal anything away from you!” „She really is embarrassed.“ It is true. I sometimes am kind of bashful. As my native language is German, when I started thinking about…

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Futura Free

What do you wanna be when you grow up? Have you started looking at any career options? I am on the verge of finishing my university degree: sketching a trajectory, defining my course of action and giving a shape to my aspirations has become somewhat pressing. In the West, we are brought from the youngest…

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