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Let me kiss everything that says skin, Everything that says you Every pore where I find myself! Let me smell myself from within! Let me be your flesh! There are mirrors inside That tell of me, They are shattered by tears And rebuilt for hate and desire. There are books always afloat: Empty books, Shipwrecks [...]

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Conversations these days?

Avoiding the traffic and the stressful driving in Beirut, I always attempt to take a cab to work, college, and anywhere I’m going. In my architectural engineering studies, Public Transportation was one of the advanced courses I had to research, arriving to the result that the Lebanese public transportation system needs a total makeover, and [...]

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We Fear the Unknown, and Prefer to Keep it Locked up!

This is Lebanon. Here, we have degrees of citizenship. Its factors are skin color, nationality, gender, sexuality, age and profession. We don’t consider foreign workers to be human. We treat them inhumanely; we overwork them, we exhaust them, we don’t give them the space every human being needs, we expect the very best of them [...]

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Hymen Talk

In comparison to neighboring Middle-Eastern countries, Lebanon is often regarded as a haven for moral and sexual liberty. The bubbly, alcohol-soaked nightlife and its inevitable share of wild, uninhibited party girls are endlessly flaunted through the Facebook posts of proud Lebanese and praised by astonished foreigners who have had their preconceptions of the Arab world [...]

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Women, Sexuality and the Myth of the Virgin

As in most Arab societies, religion plays a fundamental role in the Lebanese society. Not only does it represent the base of the moral code but it also gives men of religion great power over the public opinion and allows them to practically dictate what the right and wrong ways to think and act are. [...]

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Nouns, Adjectives, Definitions and Expectations

This is not an opinion. This is a simple inquiry about the situation in Lebanon. Here’s how I see things to take place: We have men who objectify women. We have women who do the same to fellow women. Then, we have men who insult and attack women. And, in contrast, we have women who [...]

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What do I mean by Equality between Men and Women?

There are many challenges to be faced and overcome when living in Lebanon, including trying to answer questions that are not asked anymore in other societies, such as: ‘Is Feminism a movement of angry Lesbian women wanting to destroy men’s supremacy?’ or ‘Why are you fighting for equality? And what is equality anyways?’, ‘Isn’t it [...]

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