Author: Fauzia

On Gaza…

Hey Feministe readers, My name is Fauzia, I’m a recent graduate of New York University, currently living and working in Cairo. I guest-blogged here a while back (wow, actually, almost a year ago! Jeez, time flies). I’m back now, for…

Bread Riots in the Bread Basket

  (“Thowra,” which in Arabic literally means “revolution”) Hey All, I’m Fauzia and I guest blogged here at Feministe a while back. I initially wrote to Jill about this story as I thought she’d have some good commentary on the…

Apologies Out the Wazoo

I’ve been a horrible guest-blogger. I wrote myself into a frenzy for two or three straight days and then I came down with some kind of weird stomach virus + the flu. Which left me lying on my couch feverish…

More on the Egyptian Blogosphere

Because some of you all asked, I’m listing some Egyptian and non-Egyptian (but Middle Eastern) blogs that I know of or have heard about. Some are in English, others aren’t. Enjoy! Hadouta (Arabic) This is Reihab’s blog, which consists of little fictional…

My Shameless Soliciting of Travel Advice

Jill usually gets some pretty sweet advice on traveling, and Feministe readers seem to come from far and wide to post comments and such so hopefully this request for travel advice will garner some good response (pleeeasse!) I’ve got a…

Getting Me Through the Workday

  I’m taking a break from feminism and politics and the Middle East, just for a second (I’ve been mulling over my comments about the veil for hours now). I have a few (ok, ok a lot of) pretty shameless…

What Did I JUST Say?

Ugh. Double Ugh. More depressing news on media censorship and such. (I never knew I had such a knack for finding stories on this) (sidenote: Do we consider Pakistan as part of the Middle East…or Asia? I mean, I’m part…

Veiled and Pissed Off

Mona Eltahawy isn’t the only amazing feminist to come out of her family. I work (and am friends with :) ) Nora Eltahawy, her sister. I wanted to write about Nora for a second, because, when I moved to Cairo…