Tag Archives: Shereen El Feki

how democratic fear can result in autocracy

A concise and accessible explanation of the answer to this question with Egypt as the explanatory example is given by Shadi Hamid in this wrap up commentary on the role of religion in Egyptian politics. He’s the writer of a … Continue reading

Posted in society | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

patriarchy

One of the things that bothers me most living in Egypt is the restrictions on the way females can lead their lives. I’ve written about this before, and am hesitant about it. Cairo-based writer and journalist Ursula Lindsey¬†said it better … Continue reading

Posted in society | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

harassing females on Caireen streets

walking Cairo streets with two young friends of my daughter recently was a mixed pleasure. Not too difficult to ignore the ridiculous behavior of mostly young males from anywhere between 12 and 35. But very tiring to suppress the waves … Continue reading

Posted in personal | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment