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Heba Yosry
Heba Yosry

Heba Yosry teaches psychology and philosophy in Cairo. She holds a post-graduate degree in Arabic Literature and philosophy from the American University in Cairo. In addition to her teaching duties ; her research areas include modernity, gender, metaphysics and language. She tweets @HebaYosry17.

Iran shows that femininity can not be stifled or silenced

The eyes of the entire world are glued to the scenes emanating from Iran. I try to keep some distance from closely watching what seems to be an impending revolution. It is as if the act of following...

Egypt can maintain its identity in the face of foreign names

New revisions of an existing law concerning new-born names were presented to the Egyptian parliament for discussion recently. The revisions aim to increase the penalty for those who do not abide by it...

Arab mothers must take the lead to educate their sons about best way to treat women

I’m exasperated. Having to write about yet another murdered young woman in Egypt who was killed for the mere fact that she said no, is heartbreaking. And yet here we are.Salma Bahjat, a young woman...

The positives children with disabilities bring to society are clear

A legal case was recently filed in court made by a husband against his wife. It felt like a scene from an absurd movie. In this case, the husband required compensation for the financial and emotional...

Bassant Hemeida, an Egyptian national hero

A 25-year-old Egyptian woman recently reminded her country’s people that dreams do come true. Bassant Hemeida, a sprinter from an athletic family whose husband is her coach and her mother a former...

The apathy of communities allows young men to murder women

Two recent tragic incidents shook the Arab world to its core. First, a young woman in Egypt, Nayiera Ashraf, was stabbed multiple times in front of her university in Mansoura. Her murderer was a young...

Some pills will allow Big Brother to know more about ourselves than we do

“Big brother is watching” is a warning that is uttered to refer to all-encompassing surveillance. A sign that, even if not articulated, is exemplified, facilitated, and manifested through our...

Egypt’s proposed marriage law can usher in more advances for women’s rights

The Egyptian parliament is currently discussing a new piece of legislation. The suggested law will oblige any husband who plans to take multiple wives to inform the court of his decision. The court...