On May 2, the document published by Politico news website shook the US; and made abortion the primary topic of discussion in the country. The aforementioned document is the draft majority opinion of the Supreme Court regarding an abortion case. Here’s a short background on why this document matters… Is...
During the week following March 8, a conference panel was criticized for being composed only of men. The organizers were interrogated for not including any women on the panel about a relatively old programming language, Java.* Some men were taken aback by the term sausage fest used to describe...
The withdrawal from the Convention and the discussions surrounding it, not only legitimized discrimination against women and LGBTI+s, but also brought with them promises to assuage the anger in the public about the fight against violence. Bekir Bozdağ, the Minister of Justice, introduced The Bill on Amendments Envisioned in Combatting...
As the dates showed March 8, 1987, a magazine calling itself directly “feminist” began its publication life. After passing through the suggestions such as Aybaşı , Oklava , Cariyeniz , Cadı , Elimizin Hamuru , Feministo, the name Feminist was decided. A Feminist written in letters which don’t get...
“Why do you go to court and complicate your life?” and I asked, “Why does my last name change but my husband’s stays the same?” All my life I have faced certain difficulties just because I am a woman, as the majority of women from Turkey experience. When I didn’t...
We are not so desperate in the face of HPV, whose name we hear frequently these days and when we hear, we do not know what to do. It’s the misinformation that scares us. Human Papilloma Virus, aka HPV, is the nightmare of women today. There is at least one...
The General Criminal Assembly of the Supreme Court of Appeals decision read that Orhan Munis committed the murder of Hatice Kaçmaz without premeditation, and due to an “emotional breakdown and with an instant rage” because he was rejected by her. The decision passed with 5 votes against the 14...
“Kurdish women are punished both for their general political activities and their engagement with the advancement of women’s rights. If I were to give just one example about myself, I was sentenced to 22 years 3 months in prison for advocating for a matrilineal system in my speeches, which...
“The methods of struggle brought by the oppression periods may be different, but why can’t movements that have experience of waging a struggle by forming coalitions organize about the demand for peace even when there is no official process?” Güley Bor, Güneş Daşlı and Nisan Alıcı from Research Association for...
Capitalists embraced the immediate solutions to the pandemic and among them the sacrifices expected from women to ensure the continuity of the cycles of capital accumulation. It is beneficial for them to further normalize those solutions. The Covid-19 pandemic destabilized many of the assumptions about patriarchal capitalism. It revealed that...