Beirut

Things I Hate About Explosions

I hate that it takes place, that a complete stranger has this much hate toward another complete stranger, that again and again this place is not safe for all of us, regardless of how annoying a wide percentage of the “us” are, on days where explosions don’t take place.

13 Reasons Today Why I Want to #OccupyBeirut

  1. Because only 2.3% of the Lebanese households receive more than 2,000,000 l.l. , putting the rest at jeopardy of surviving the inflation in the country
  2. Because only less than 46% of the population have social security
  3. Because 27% of our youth are unemployed, not to mention underemployment
  4. Because access  to electricity now costs half the minimum wage
  5. Because I get refused a job based on my Religion 
  6. Because Lebanese Laws still discriminate against women ( no law against violence, no nationality law)

march against rape

Women in Tension Zones

I suppose it’s not a secret that parts of Beirut are witnessing or have witnessed in the past year periods of political tension. Regardless if these political tensions were directed “civil” strives, it is important for me to look closer at how these tensions affect the lives of women that are part of the social fabric of these neighborhoods.

Women in Tension Zones

I suppose it’s not a secret that parts of Beirut are witnessing or have witnessed in the past year periods of political tension. Regardless if these political tensions were directed “civil” strives, it is important for me to look closer at how these tensions affect the lives of women that are part of the social fabric of these neighborhoods.

Ghayri 3adtik Bitzeed S3adtik غيري عادتك، بتزيد سعادتك

What's Music Got To Do With It

The arguments have become familiar. We want to enjoy life; music is not political; dancing should unify us, not divide us. We can’t keep being the sacrificial lamb of the Palestinian cause. Aren't you Lebanese? Are you an Islamist? Don’t you like rock and roll music, coca-cola, and dancing under the stars at open-air raves? Aren’t you for the freedom of expression? Are you (gasp) intolerant?

“they will make you, love your self”

Next to Charles El Helou station, a Billboard that can be seen from the high way going to Dawora. According to this bill board, the cosmetic Institute will make women love them selves. This is how symbolic violence works, it shakes the foundation of self esteem.

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