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Lines in the Sand: Speaking Arabic in Cairo, Egypt (as a Woman)– By Jennifer Shipp
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Lines in the Sand: Speaking Arabic in Cairo, Egypt (as a Woman)– By Jennifer Shipp

Lydi and I have been spending a lot of time each week with Egyptian women and girls and most of that time we’ve been stuttering through clumsy sentences and mispronounced words. Meanwhile, John waves every morning to the Saudi guards outside the embassy and they smile at him and wave back enthusiastically from behind their metal barricades. I don’t wave at the guards on purpose because they’re Saudis and ...
Sexual Frustration and World Peace — By Jennifer Shipp
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Sexual Frustration and World Peace — By Jennifer Shipp

About week ago, we arrived in Cairo and we were there for 36 hours. During that time, we went grocery shopping, we cleaned our filthy vacation rental, and Lydian and I enrolled in classes at Cairo University with a teacher we’ve been working with online since our time in Tunisia last year. Then, we packed up and flew to Amman for a “side trip” to Israel and Jordan.

These two countries, ...
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