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Enta Mish Ragel?!? :: A Look at the Body-Building, Tea-Drinking, Drug-Taking, Fight-Starting Macho Culture in #Egypt

Enta Mish Ragel?!? :: A Look at the Body-Building, Tea-Drinking, Drug-Taking, Fight-Starting Macho Culture in #Egypt

As a guy living in Egypt, I’ve always had this fear of not being ‘ragel’ enough. When I was younger, I’d think a ragel was a man who would shout a lot to his employees, drink a lot of teas, read El Ahram, El Akhbar, El Dostor – a superfluous amount of newspapers actually (a ‘ragel’ should know what’s happening all around him, all the time) – wear a good suit, to coincide with a ‘standard’ haircut, and maybe shout a bit more.
An Egyptian guy takes a look at the body-building, tea-drinking, drug-taking, fight-starting macho culture in Egypt.