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Pro-harassment rhetoric

June 29, 2008


Can you believe this?The text says: “You can’t stop them, but you can protect yourself. Your creator knows what is best for you.”Via the Arabist.

Lists and parentheses

June 25, 2008


There are two advantages to being an Egyptian woman, as opposed to an Egyptian man: No compulsory military service. I can think of nothing that I would not do to avoid that, short of self-mutilation. I’ve heard some good tales regarding avoiding conscription from the men of my acquaintance: alleging homosexuality; purchasing African passports; sham-marrying […]

Just in case you forgot what this blog is really about

June 12, 2008


I woke up at 5 am one night last week to service my pathetically weak excretory system. Drowsily becoming vertical I made to open the door of my room. It was jammed. I pushed, I pulled, I hung on the knob; I put on my glasses and turned on the light, and for some reason […]

Immodesty meets tactlessness

June 8, 2008


I recently got back in touch with Manson Fan via Facebook. I don’t think we have seen each other since graduation nine years ago (NINE!) So today I was the recipient of the following Facebook chat message (which we have to agree is an evil application and makes annoying burping noises): MF: I was just […]