I got this complimentary product to test from Influenster! Evidently, people listen to me and everyday is Christmas at my house! :D
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I went on a tour put together by my friends, Hazem El-Medany and Karim El-Tahawy, at EcoEgy (www.ecoegy.com), led by Historian and Tour Guide Mahmoud Kamel Hassan. It was called "The Magical Tour" and took me to many spectacular sites in Fayoum. I took a safari in the desert, had tea outside Qasr el Sagha Temple, practiced my "Walk Like and Egyptian" dance atop the city walls of the Greaco-Roman city Dimeh, climbed Medawarra Mountain, ate wonderful grilled chicken at Palm Shadows, and did a whole host of other activities too numerous to list.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
"We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller
We say to girls: "You can have ambition, but not too much
You should aim to be successful, but not too successful
Otherwise, you will threaten the man"
Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage
I am expected to make my life choices
Always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important
Now, marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage
And we don't teach boys the same?
We raise girls to see each other as competitors
Not for jobs for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are
Feminist: a person who believes in the social
Political, and economic equality of the sexes"
~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie