By: Alexandra Kinias — I watched the movie Iron Jawed Angels. As an immigrant who had not grown up into American culture, I always admired how women of this great nation were enjoying their rights. However, this movie was an eye opening to the events of what really happened. There was no shred of doubt in my mind that women did in fact demand their rights to everything they are enjoying today. But I never imagined that these rights were achieved after a fierce and long battle. I wasn’t aware of the struggles that women had to go through to get … Continue reading Egyptian Women Fight for their Rights
— By Alexandra Kinias —- Salma was getting ready for her wedding day. The date was set. Invitations were sent. Wedding planner hired and cake ordered. Her designer dress glittered in the fitting rooms and the romantic honeymoon destination was the perfect spot to bring this fairytale to life. Salma’s joy was replaced with disappointment when her fiancé objected to her wish to remove the veil on their wedding night. And while she wanted to have her wedding photos taken with her veil off, he rejected the idea of starting their life together committing a sin, by disobeying God and … Continue reading Removing the Veil Is Not As Easy As You Think
By: Alexandra Kinias With so much emphasis on marriage, growing up as a girl in Egypt can be very stressful. As the quote ‘Living in a man’s shadow is better than living in a wall’s shadow’ is drilled into their minds from an early age, girls grow up with the understanding that their ultimate goal is to get married, raise kids and have a family. And sadly enough most girls are bred to become eventually incubators and have more kids to sustain the population growth – I fail to see it any other way. In a society where their role … Continue reading Man vs. Sunblock . Why many women choose to live in the shadow of men?