Buzz

Egypt’s Women Bikers Break Gender Barriers

Egypt’s Women Bikers Break Gender Barriers

 

As Egyptian women continue to challenge gender stereotypes and break barriers by engaging in activities typically associated with men, a group of Egyptian women have garnered attention for riding motorbikes.

In a video by Reuters, a group of women share their experience with riding motorbikes in Egypt, despite the activity stereotypically being viewed as one men, rather than women, would engage in and enjoy.

“I don’t find it strange; women can do everything,” said one of the women from the biker group. “I don’t know why it’s strange; maybe because motorbikes are big, [people assume] it needs muscular men to ride them. This is not true.”

With the aim of inspiring other women to break the gender barrier surrounding the activity, the group of women organize weekly bike rides across the country.

Watch the video above for more on the women bikers. 

Syrian Refugee in Germany Finds €150,000, Turns It in to Police
Egyptian Women Stand Up to Inequality and Harassment in New Campaign

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz

More in Buzz

HONY Inspires Pepsi to Make Egyptian Children School Wish Come True

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 20, 2018

Hollywood Stars Attending Gouna Film Festival

Nour EltiganiSeptember 20, 2018

KFC Encouraging Egyptians to Extend Acts of Kindness to Delivery Drivers

ES BuzzSeptember 17, 2018

Egypt’s ‘Velocity Triathlon’ Wins Germany Triclub Ironman Competition

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 12, 2018

Art House Theater Zawya Relaunch to Honor Chahine Legacy

Mirna El SaiedSeptember 9, 2018

10 Vintage Egyptian Film Posters from a Bygone Era

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 7, 2018

Egyptian Woman ‘Spat on by Man over Short Dress’

Donya SadekSeptember 1, 2018

Gouna Film Festival Guest of Honor Grey Anatomy’s Patrick Dempsey

Egyptian StreetsAugust 31, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.