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Cairo, NYC, The World
Freelance Journalist

Writer & public speaker on feminism & Arab & Muslim issues. Book on misogyny in Arab world due soon. Tattoos, dancing, poetry & bad singing are the solution..

Let us be grateful to the people who make us... — Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.-- Marcel Proust (via feellng)

'Just living is not enough,' said the butterfly,... — 'Just living is not enough,' said the butterfly, 'one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.'-- Hans Christian Andersen (via observando)

The Problem With That Catcalling Video: They Edited Out the White Guys — quickweaves: smallrevolutionary: seriouslyamerica: The video is a collaboration between Hollaback!, an anti-street harassment organization, and the marketing agency Rob Bliss Creative. At the end they claim the woman experienced 100 plus incidents of harassment "involving people of all backgrounds." Since that obviously doesn't show up in the video, Bliss addressed it in a post.

Mona Eltahawy — letters-to-nobody: "...there is a certain quality of attention one can give another person that is deeply erotic, deeply intimate, deeply sensual-whether or not anything sexual is going to transpire, or is even meant to. But something about taking someone in fully, or feeling that you are...

exgynocraticgrrl: Suheir Hammad: Not Your... — exgynocraticgrrl: Suheir Hammad: Not Your Erotic, Not Your Exotic Don't wanna' be your exotic/Like some dark, fragile, colorful bird imprisoned, caged in a land foreign to the stretch of her wings/Don't wanna' be your exotic. Women everywhere look just like me/Some taller, darker, nice than me but like me just the same/Women everywhere carry my nose on their faces/My name on their spirits.

why is it men describe our colors as edible ? ... — why is it men describe our colors as edible ?

brownfatfemme: I wish I had someone tell me this... — brownfatfemme: I wish I had someone tell me this growing up. I'm still trying to believe this as an adult. Nourishment of all kinds.

maleinstructor: In the heat of battle,... — maleinstructor: In the heat of battle, photographer Horace Bristol captured one of the most unique and erotic photos of WWII. Bristol photographed a young crewman of a US Navy "Dumbo" PBY rescue mission, manning his gun after having stripped naked and jumped into the water of Rabaul Harbor to rescue a badly burned Marine pilot.

Mona Eltahawy | For those of us who were imprinted with fear... — For those of us who were imprinted with fear like a faint line in the center of our foreheads learning to be afraid with our mother's milk for by this weapon this illusion of some safety to be found the heavy-footed hoped to silence us For all of us this instant and this triumph We were never meant to survive.-- Audre Lorde - A Litany for Survival

fuckyeahfemaleyoutubers: It’s easy to say that... — fuckyeahfemaleyoutubers: It's easy to say that sexism and racism are problems of the past when you're not directly affected by either of those things What Is White/Male Privilege? - Feminist Fridays by marinashutup
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Oct 30, 2014

Fingers crossed my warranty covers the new battery for my Mac :-) Sweet Genius Bar guy says

Oct 30, 2014

RT @guardian_sport: Helen Grant calls FA official's 'woman’s place is in kitchen' comments deplorable (Pic: Getty)

Oct 30, 2014

Yes :-) RT @KuanQia: Echo and the Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar (Official…: @monaeltahawy This one?

Oct 30, 2014

RT @patrickdehahn: "The numbers of people killed and injured in nearly four years of conflict are staggering." #Syria…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @patrickdehahn: Situation in Syria is "appalling" and getting worse, the United Nations says…

Oct 30, 2014

@irishelt Oh you're in Dublin now! I was initially supposed to come Nov 4! Good luck with fundraiser.

Oct 30, 2014

"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls..."

Oct 30, 2014

"Lips like sugar, sugar kisses." Love that song. At the Genius Bar where my Mac is waiting for a battery.

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