The evil man was sentenced without identifying and defining the parameters of the threat women face in public space. Can we now use public transportation safely? The perpetrator of a sexual assault that took place on a public bus in Ankara a couple weeks ago was sentenced to 35 years...
Considering the often-committed sex crimes on public transport, all municipalities should be able to prove that they have taken all necessary measurements and according to the duty of care so that women can benefit from these public services within the framework of equality. Public transportation constitutes a public space and,...
The demand for climate justice encompasses multifaceted demands including but not limited to gender equality, minority rights, refugee rights, labor rights, rights of the poor. In other words, climate justice is a global and urgent call for action to leave no one behind. According to the World Meteorological Organization, the...
The Istanbul Convention touches upon multiple aspects of the recent paradigm shift. It is important to tackle this global assault in its entirety, in the context of this process in which we had to learn the contents of an international convention with every single detail. Unless there’s an unexpected...
Just as Green Economy identifies ecological sustainability as a prerequisite for welfare, Purple Economy underlines the importance of the labor of care for personal and social welfare. I first proposed the concept of “Purple Economy” at the Green Economy Conference organized by the Heinrich Böell Foundation in Istanbul in...
Society presents marriage and motherhood to women not as personal choices but as goals to achieve, and this sometimes causes women to give up on their own desires, ambitions, and interests.    I guess we’re all familiar with the image of a newlywed bride proudly holding the marriage certificate up...
In The Ethnological Notebooks, Marx was tracing the origins of patriarchy –one of the primary forms of social inequality– back to communal property and showing that male dominance can’t be solely explained through the presence of private property. In this piece I will try to analyze The Ethnological Notebooks through...
Almost all of the narratives touch upon the pressure put on them by their families aside from the pressure by their partners, and occasionally portrayed their families as the support group of the man who doesn’t want to get divorced.  Back door of the nest It might be more accurate to...
Contrary to popular belief, justice is not just an ideal, but a social necessity. Humans are simply the ones to fulfill this need. This is exactly what the legal struggle which brought feminism into being has taught us.  I admit that I’ve thought about writing a similar piece before too....
Mary Shelly who became a mother during her teenage years through an extramarital affair was the first author to introduce birth to fiction 200 years ago, with the story of a crazy scientist who tried to create a human but ended up with a monster.   Gothic fiction which initially...