Happy International Women’s Day! اليوم الدولي للمرأة Well, it is actually next week but it’s time to start getting revved up. This is a chalkboard from an all-male Qur’anic school (Islamic theological seminary) in Morocco. History or English class; I didn’t understand which. I was with a group of Americans and Europeans visiting the school on March… Read More


Page 43 of Cairo: The Practical Guide by The American University in Cairo Press “Women’s Lib[eration] has not had quite the same impact in Egypt as it has in some Western countries. This produces some charmingly chivalrous behavior towards women on the part of men–opening doors, carrying packages, etc.–but can also cause the poor things… Read More