Yasmine Leghnider takes a look at the dark world of sex tourism in Morocco, and the cultural tensions preventing action. Think of Morocco and you think of grand palaces, bustling souks and beautiful landscapes. But this postcard image conceals a darker reality: the country has increasingly become a haven for paedophiles and sex tourists.
The call by a radical Moroccan imam for the death of a journalist who spoke out in defence of sexual freedom has ignited a fierce debate between Islamists and secularists in a country torn between modernity and religious tradition. The imam has since insisted that his words, which were swiftly disseminated by social networks and the local press, did not amount to calling for the death of the journalist. But the public prosecutor in Oujda has ordered a judicial inquiry into the case, fuelling the debate on sexual freedom that was rekindled with the opening last month of a theatre production in Rabat openly supporting freedom for women.
Jump to navigation. In an unusual turn of events, an exalted Islamist couple both in their 60s were expelled from their party on Monday after reports said they were caught having sex on a beach. The party conducted an emergency meeting after the incident created a stir on social media.
Published: March 28, A year-old Moroccan man is seen sexually assaulting a young women in a video widely shared online. RABAT, Morocco — Video circulating online of a young man apparently sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Morocco has sparked an uproar just as the government is trying to fight violence against women. Amid widespread anger, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday that authorities have arrested the alleged perpetrator, a year-old from southern Morocco.
Abnormal puberty is often reported in children suffering from many chronic diseases. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis JIA is the most common joint disorder in developing children. The aim of this study was to assess sexual maturation of Moroccan children with JIA and to compare the development of secondary sexual characteristics in children with JIA to children in the general population.
A spate of attacks in a cautiously liberal land. A mob then beat the man, who was wearing a wig and a white dress. In a video that circulated widely online, the victim can be seen rolling on the ground while his attackers strike and insult him.
Davis Susan Schaefer Davis. All human societies impose rules on the form and meaning of sexual behavior. As Freud observed a century ago, such rules are partly learned during early childhood, but they are fully expressed only during the years after puberty, when increasing sexual drive and new opportunities for sexual contact lead the individual to confront the restrictions imposed by society.
Family is the center of life in Morocco therefore it is not surprising that each sex has expectations that tie-in with raising children. Females in Morocco are not discriminated against, however, upon reaching puberty especially in small cities and villages they are often separated with the intention of making sure that they stay virginal and to better prepare them for motherhood. Public displays of affection are a taboo between men and woman. Kissing in public for example, should not be done.
The book, published in France in September, has reignited a recurrent debate here over individual freedom, traditional norms, and sexual frustration and violence. Slimani is a well-known French-Moroccan journalist and novelist. The backbone of her new book, a blend of essay and reporting, is a series of candid interviews with Moroccan women many of whom the author met in the course of promoting her previous books and prominent scholars.
A man has been given a one year jail sentence in Dubai for selling his sexual services via Snapchat. The Moroccan visitor to the emirate allegedly uploaded naked images of himself to the social media platform in an effort to attract clients, Gulf News reported this week. According to the police, the man was using pornographic videos and images to sell his sexual services.