After the February 6 earthquakes, we share an interview with Zerrin Oğlağu and Neşe Yorguner, volunteer psychiatrists who went to Adıyaman and Hatay. How did you decide to be among the volunteer psychiatrists from the Psychiatric Association of Turkey going to Adıyaman and Hatay? Zerrin: I have been interested in and...
In Mexico, the Supreme Court ruled on September 7 to decriminalize abortion at the federal level. We talked with Lucía Melgar, a feminist from Mexico's Academics in Critical Action, about this decision and its impact on women's access to abortion rights in Mexico. Can you introduce yourself and the organization...
We are sharing our interview with Yıldız Tar from Ankara LGBTI+ Earthquake Solidarity. How did Ankara LGBTI+ Earthquake Solidarity come together? Immediately after the earthquake, a general Lubunya Earthquake Solidarity was established to work across the country. Apart from that, since Ankara and Mersin are the cities with the highest migration from...
In the aftermath of the disaster, one of the issues we need to focus on the most is memorylessness, fatalism and being convinced by symbolic indicators (such as halalism). I believe that how we react to such a massive death and destruction, and whether we keep our memory of...
As we deliver materials a woman says, “give me a broom, I am cleaning the tent with my hands.” To whose ears these words would reach and how the burden of taking care of the children, the elderly, the disabled as well as the men, who have not even...
“When I talked to the women here, I felt both anger and sadness when I heard about this whole process they were going through, but I also felt solidarity a lot as a feminist. When we talked to each other, I felt that both I and they were mutually...
On February 6, we woke up to a disastrous earthquake that caused serious destruction in 10 cities in Turkey. According to the official figures, so far over 46.000 people lost their lives under the rubble and the figures keep increasing. We are well aware that the liability for the...
“The Patriarchy of Things” is a 2021 book by journalist Rebekka Endler. In it, Endler holds a magnifying glass to many areas including the configuration of public space, medical diagnosis and treatment, technological development, and the formation of culture. She provides a comprehensive overview of how the world around...
Asking the question of marriage during gynecological examination by saying “Patients want it”, hiding behind pretexts Over the weekend, twitter, our blissless bliss environment, witnessed a mind-boggling debate. When a twitter user, who was (apparently) asked “are you married” at a gynecology appointment, complained (rightly) that doctors should change this...
In her writings, speeches, and life, Nagihan showed how emotion, intuition, meaning can be intertwined with thought and action in a period when we are constantly exposed to hardened and dogmatized knowledge and practices. Hers was a great mastery, and it always amazed the others. The murder of Nagihan Akarsel,...