Gender Norms

Arab in America with Khaled Beydoun

This episode is a special one, because I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Professor Khaled Beydoun, who...

Facebook Firestorm: Unproductive Intracommunity Dialogue

[Podcast Ep. 22] Subscribe to the Between Arabs Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, or Google Play. Last night, I asked Facebook...

How Toxic Arab Masculinity Changed My View of Relationships

[by Janan Shouhayib] there have been so many times i have seen a man wanting to weep but instead beat his...

Sex for Biculturals: What Arab-American Women are Taught about Sex

[by Janan Shouhayib] Growing up Arab-American, I internalized two scripts for how a young woman should understand, conceptualize and experience sex....

Dead-End Debates on Social Media

[by Nour M. Goda] The debates between most men and women on social media are agonizingly predictable. Defenses up on both sides, we...

Passive? No, Aggressive Muslim Women

[by Lamiya Khandaker] “You’re a woman, you need to learn to be more patient and less angry.” “You shouldn’t share...

Secrecy, Dating and Exogamy among Arab Druze

[by Janan Shouhayib] Druze weddings are loud, luxurious, beautiful, and flamboyant. They are typically marked by lots of clapping, drumming, dabkeh,...

Feminism, Sex and Awkward Muslims

[Ep. 19] I am a woman. I grew up in America. I’m a libertarian and was an atheist for most...

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After You Have Touched Her

If you consider a woman less pure after you have touched her, maybe you should take a look at your...

7 Taboos Arabs and Muslims Do Not Know How to Talk About

7 Taboos Arabs and Muslims Do Not Know How to Talk About

Some things are just plain awkward to talk about. When it comes to Arabs and Muslims, there are at least seven...

The #1 Reason Arabs & Muslims Live in Secrecy

The #1 Reason Arabs & Muslims Live in Secrecy

Like most people, Arab and Muslim Americans live in secrecy due to one universal human emotion: shame. In the winter...

Talking Taboo with Muslim Male Millennials

In this episode, I speak with YouTuber and aspiring actor, Karim Metwaly, as well as aspiring actor and filmmaker, Asad Farooqui,...

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