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30 Struggles Of Being An Arab Girl

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1. “Are you sure you’re Arab? You don’t look Arab…”

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Um, white folks, you may have forgotten, but you colonized the shit out of the Middle East (still kinda do). We come in all different shapes and sizes.

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4. You feel obliged to give a disclaimer when you start dating someone new.

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I'm sure it's a lovely restaurant but it's in my uncle's neighborhood. Lets go somewhere else…perhaps another city?

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11. We share an unspoken language with other Arab women.

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A three second gaze can translate to: Yeah we should go soon, I'm down for pizza after. The score is 4-1. They say it's going to rain tomorrow. Can I borrow that top? Of course I recorded Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.

12. Your parents typically have nothing nice to say about you…unless it's to other people.

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"My daughter had a full scholarship to study abroad and now she works at the top firm in the state."

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16. Western media has fooled the world into thinking we’re oppressed.

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Don't believe everything you read, except this post...everything I wrote has been scientifically proven*

*This post has not been reviewed by any scientist

19. Every birthday some jerk-off relative has to suggest that you're 'expired'.

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"You're running out of eggs…When I was your age, I already had five kids."

Don't you have a cliff to drive off of?

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29. You take advantage of people's lack of knowledge of the Middle East and tell people you’re somebody important whenever the opportunity presents itself.

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