"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." Last night, I had this interesting conversation with one my girlfriends in Cairo. It is always nice to catch up with her about our girly and non-girly news despite the distance.We went Tree Bar and Ahmed and I sat chatting whilst Paul and Ahmed’s friend played pool.Ahmed said that he wanted to take us out for a day trip the following day and we made plans to go to Blue Hole.I do not know why we had to go through this topic but we did. My friend believes that marrying a western guy is salvage from some many pains. She told me no matter how he pretends to be liberal or progressive he is, there is a point when he starts to talk in this language “you know what this shirt is a bit open”, “I think your skirt is a bit short”, “I believe your wearing too much make up, there is no need for make up”, “do you have to waste all this time styling your hair every time we go out”.She believes that I became so neutral because I do not live in Cairo and that I forgot about all the vices of Egyptian men and that she will take the opportunity to wake me up and remind me again of the reality. Ok here are some of what we went through and tried to compare it to western guys.Is there anything I should really know & be aware of apart form the obvious?
I’m pretty sure Ahmed said something like, “Good news for me.” Then he told us that he was finishing work soon, and asked if we wanted to go for a drink.
Men pretend to spend money but in fact women do too because life is getting so expensive. The sister is the second in command in terms of annoying the would-be-wife/fiancé or current wife.
It is very rare to find an Egyptian man who knows how to cook and if he does after he gets married this habit will stop because his wife will cook. The latter is considered the enemy who wants to brainwash the son for her own interest.
An Egyptian man will go ahead and hook up with other women in the same circle because that makes him a player and . A man is comfortable with his woman going out by herself or having fun with other friends, even if they are guys.
An Egyptian man will start a fight with any man who so much tries to talk to his woman when they’re out.