American woman dating egyptian men
Most men look forward to marriage because they want wives to love and families to take care of. In my relationship with an Egyptian man, I have never been compromised for being a woman.Yes, random men can’t control their stares or weird antics to catch my foreign attention, but most men follow a strong morale to appreciate women, although their definitions of such behavior may vary from our Western understandings.In no part of the world has society been able to eradicate discrimination against women, but Egypt has largely failed to even make attempts to create gender equality.The gruesome reality women face in Egypt, however, doesn’t stop within their own homes.Most Egyptian women around me, however, deal with these issues on a daily basis.
I know, I know, the quarter-life crisis is never easy!
Family pressure adds to the mix, and not only when it comes to a female appearance.
Arranged marriages still happen frequently, and once united in holy matrimony, women in Egypt face yet another kind of inferiority.
But it’s not the reality of being a 20-something in search for a purpose in life, or the horrific dating landscape, that dominates my life.
It’s the reality of being a woman in Egypt, the country I’ve called home for the past 10 months.