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Female Firsts

Not much time to update this week, but don’t want you to miss out on a few choice bits of news. For today, here’s two firsts. To start…

The Eyes Can See

Two things. One is that independent journalist Josh Shahryar recently started his new blog. It will focus on stories from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Apart from being a…

Love, you’re doing it wrong

Some days ago we were discussing the plight of gays, lesbians and transgenders with a few of our Iranian colleagues. One of them had an issue to raise:…

Happy International Anti Homophobia Day!

Here’s a few (lack of) homo tolerance stories you might be interested in. First off, did you hear about the Egyptian activists who not only turned homophobic graffiti…

Useful tips to avoid rape

Last week we posted the news of Cairo ladies getting schooled in Karate to fight off harassers. Here’s some other tips we’ve dug up from the internet that…

Saudi Arabia inches its way towards gender equality

For most of us the name Saudi Arabia is pretty much synonymous with zero rights for women. But even that most conservative of all Islamic nations is oh…

Fight the F@#! Back

Well, the official title of the Facebook event that’s going on right now is Free self-defence class for women. But we like the slogan on the banner much…

Let’s talk about sex

For years my girlfriend and I had the idea to start a blog in which young men and women talk about their sexual experiences, wishes and desires. We…

Men Dressing Up as Women (For Social Change!)

Last week we sang the praises of Kurdesh men dressing up as women in support of the women’s rights movement. In case you didn’t know about them here’s…

A Few Middle Eastern Women in Comics

Some weeks ago TheWorld.org uploaded an interview with Sudanese journalist Mai el Shoush. The subject was a female comic book character she’d created. The year before her debut…