Egyptian Spinsters and Old Maids Sitting Happily on the Shelf

I am a 21-year-old spinster.Yes, a spinster at 21. In my country, although many many Egyptian women are delaying getting married until they're in their mid-to-late twenties, society still looks at them with a critical, disapproving gaze. "Men and women were made for one another. You are a sinister spinster.""Better a man's shadow than that of a wall." Both are Arabic proverbs reiterated by mothers, aunties, grandmothers and even friends, the former meaning that women who don't marry are … [Read more...]


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