Since the revolution in 2011, Egypt’s homosexual community has slowly but steadily come out of the country’s closet. While homosexuality is still persecuted, Egypt’s gay society is starting to flourish.
Saudi Arabia’s international image is one bedecked in the riches of oil trade. While this isn’t totally incorrect, this perception excludes the massive number of families living in poverty.
Bassem Youssef’s arrest in April launched him into international fame, but even before that he was a wit-driven, liberal voice in Egypt whose spoke to and for the country’s marginalized seculars.
Statistics show that things are getting hot and heavy in Iran, where an unexpected sexual revolution is underway. Perhaps young Iranians’ active sex lives are the perfect passive resistance.
Following the footsteps of the UAE, Saudi Arabia announced the illegality of the famous, stylized Guy Fawkes mask. Apparently, the kingdom fears Fawkes’ mustachioed grin can still light some sparks.
One Saudi writer’s tweets sparked an all-out Twitter war after he urged his followers to molest members of the kingdom’s growing female workforce. Hostile hashtagging ensues.