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Several foggy days in London town

August 30, 2007


I’m back! All refreshed and energized. It’s nice to come back to a country where summer is actually underway, but I really love London! It really is the pinnacle of cities, especially for a history geek like me. Especially compared to North American cities – I don’t know why the first whiteys didn’t turn back […]

The colonial subject goes to the Motherland

August 16, 2007


I’m off to London for eight days tomorrow, and I’m super excited! Having been brought up to revere anything and everything British, I’m amazed it’s taken me so long to get to England. My parents had been a few times before we were born, and only once showed any interest in taking the Tweet and […]

For our furriner friends

August 14, 2007


Scarf-wearer From “unnecessary scarf wearer”. This is a person of western background, usually Caucasian, found in Cairo, Egypt. Not all westerners in Cairo are scarf-wearers: scarf-wearers are mostly people who work for NGOs or similar, and/or are studying Arabic. The term stems from their ubiquitous habit of draping at least two scarves bought from Khan […]

Boring Law Stuff Part II – Women’s rights under Egyptian Law

August 13, 2007


Criminal Law – continuedThe law punishes a person who causes a woman to miscarry by violent or other means with a sentence ranging from 3 to 15 years. However, it does not punish an attempt to cause a miscarriage. IMPROVEMENTSIn 1998 Parliament struck down the clause of the criminal code that stipulated that convictions of […]

Sunday Single No. 1

August 12, 2007


My “boss” just brought me a document she edited, saying drily, “Tits is not a word we use in documents at this office,” – the evils of Find and Replace All.

Sunday Single No. 1

August 12, 2007


I hate to admit this, but I don’t actually hate working on financing documents (loans, mortgages etc).

Boring Law Stuff Part I – Women’s rights under Egyptian law

August 9, 2007


I thought I’d just write a little something about discrimination against women under Egyptian law. Sometimes I take an interest in my career. Article 8 of the Egyptian constitution states: “The State undertakes to provide equality of opportunity for all citizens”. A tough requirement – it’s left over socialist stuff. Luckily the constitution goes by […]