The New Arab Man

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Sexual harassment in Egypt has reached such epidemic proportions that it has even infiltrated the campus of the country’s oldest secular university. At the heart of this plague, I have argued, are toxic, unrealistic and demeaning gender ideals and stereotypes. In recent years, and especially since the eruption of the Egyptian revolution in 2011, women […]

Aswat Masriya: Egypt’s Al-Azhar entirely rejects proposal to end verbal divorce

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By Aswat Masriya CAIRO, Feb 8 (Aswat Masriya) – Egypt’s largest religious institution, Al Azhar, has thrown its weight behind the view that ending verbal divorce is both inadmissible and would not necessarily reduce divorce rates as proposed two weeks ago by the president. Verbal divorce refers to undocumented divorce. Muslim men can divorce their […]