Hatshepsut is dedicated to covering women's rights and issues, the history of feminism in Egypt, and pretty much anything else that strikes Hatshepsut's interest. While the (male-dominated) writers on the main Arabist blog have occasionally reported on women's issues, I have to admit that this hasn't been a strong suit of the blog and having someone dedicated to these issues (and with a journalistic and academic interest in them) is, in my opinion, a great and hopefully useful step.
Please check out the archives, whether to scan the mini-biographies of notable and injustly forgotten Egyptian women (where you can also find out about the queen that this blog is named after); to read one of the many strange or insightful conversations Hatshepsut has overheard in Cairo; or to hear from Hatshepsut herself about what life for a young woman in Cairo is like.
This is the first step in making some wider changes to Arabist.net. More news soon.