egypt

history
history

All Hail Hatshepsut, the Cross-Dressing Queen Turned Powerful Pharaoh

The ancient Egyptian ruler depicted herself in kingly attire as the child of Amun-Ra himself—which almost got her erased from history.
Dee Cunning
7.30.18
sexual assault
sexual assault

Lawyer Sentenced to Jail for Saying Women in Ripped Jeans Should Be Raped

Egyptian conservative Nabih al-Wahsh told viewers on a TV panel show that men had a "national duty" to rape women who wore denim.
Sirin Kale
12.6.17
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

Egypt Launches Brutal LGBTQ Crackdown After People Waved Pride Flags at Gig

Egypt has arrested 33 people and subjected at least five to forced anal examinations, human rights organizations say.
Sirin Kale
10.3.17
activism
activism

Facing Trial, Award-Winning Egyptian Feminist Mozn Hassan Speaks Out

As founder of feminist organization Nazra, Hassan has attracted the ire of the Egyptian authorities—which have banned her from leaving the country and are pursuing trumped-up charges against her. As she receives a major humanitarian award, Broadly...
Sirin Kale
12.23.16
history
history

Uncovering the Dead at a Victorian Mummy Unwrapping Party

In the 19th century, upper class society got their kicks from unraveling Egyptian mummies to see what lay beneath. I went to a re-enactment of the creepy practice in London.
Natasha Wynarczyk
10.24.16
LGBT
LGBT

What It's Like to be Gay in Egypt

A 49-year-old Egyptian man details his experiences hiding his true self in a culture of pervasive homophobia.
Elle Kurancid
11.26.15
politics
politics

The Young Women Standing Up to Extremism in the Middle East

In Syria, Tunisia, and Egypt, grassroots activism is helping to tackle radicalization at its most toxic.
Lauren Razavi
11.19.15