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It is the norm for Egyptians to live with their extended family and often one will find three generations living together.
Moreover, grown-up unmarried children (often the eldest son or daughter) tend to stay with their parents until they marry.
In contemporary Egyptian society, individuals have more decision-making power over whom they marry.
However, marriage still entails negotiation among family members and may include the use of a matchmaker.
Even when family members don’t live in close proximity, extensive , with authority tending to come from the most senior male.
Moreover, men tend to have more influence than women in terms of decision-making.
The idea of ‘purity’, especially for women, is an important value in marriage arrangements.
Traditionally, arranged marriages between the heads of families were common, often with little input from the couple involved.
Although more prominent in major cities, generally it is the case that both housewives and working women are accepted and respected in Egyptian society.
The number of Australian residents that share ancestry with each country is based on the 2016 Australian Housing and Population census.
This recorded people’s ancestry by the birthplace of their parents, not distant heritage.
It happens on the streets, on crowded buses, in the workplace, in schools, and even in a doctor's office.
According to a 2008 survey of 1,010 women conducted by the Egyptian Center for Women's rights, 98 percent of foreign women and 83 percent of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed. Last week, I was walking home from dinner when a carload of young men raced by me and screamed out "Sharmouta" (whore in Arabic.) Before I could respond, they were gone, but I noticed policemen nearby bursting with laughter.