The diverse narratives offered by women and men made us see not only the gendered structure of workforce in the region but also the elitist aspect of the discourse which characterizes women from the Black Sea as rugged and hardworking. Nowadays, the awareness craze embracing the dictum 'seize the...
Protests against the appointed rector at Boğaziçi University are continuing for over a month now. During these protests, which found support both inside and outside the university, students are amongst the ones who are the most visible. As is always the case with these kinds of student protests, we...
The trustee rector appointed from outside to the university caused protests which have been widely supported all over the country. As days pass, both hope and worry heighten. We, as Çatlar Zemin, continue our Boğaziçi interviews. For this piece, we conversed with academics Irmak Ertör, Şemsa Özar, and Zeynep...
Protests against the appointed rector at Boğaziçi University are continuing. We, as Çatlak Zemin, are listening carefully to these protests. Today, we asked the students what they think. We interviewed İmge from BÜKAK (Boğaziçi University Women's Studies Club), Ege from BÜLGBTİ+ (Boğaziçi University LGBTI+ Club), and Deniz from KAK...
Since the 1st of January, protests against Melih Bulu, who was appointed as a trustee to Boğaziçi University, are continuing both inside and outside the university. These protests are against a system, which bypassing the will of everyone within the university appoints a rector ab extra, against the potential...
The answer to the question who has the right to be angry is provided with respect to the axis of gender and class. The participants with whom I did the fieldwork on which this piece is based interpreted the anger of rich women in terms of being hussy and...
The Treaty of Baltalimanı signed between the Ottoman Empire and the UK in 1838 and the Tanzimat reforms of 1839 formed the legal basis for the transition of the Ottoman Empire’s economy from its closed and traditional structure to free trade. With the non-tariff regulations and capitulations, entry of...
Dear friend, it is obvious that in real life you are not cut out for flirting. Why do you insist on continuing the same male-dominated  bullshit of "I choose my woman, she cannot choose me" on the internet? I guess by now everybody knows about Tinder: a flirting application (or...
On April 5, 2019, we conversed with Stella Ovadia on her history and testimonies about how she became a feminist as part of the Feminist Space Friday Gatherings. "Being a feminist is about loving women: discovering, finding out about, understanding, and getting to know women. It is about ridding...
Whereas in physical traumas the fallen vase breaks into two or three pieces, it is sometimes not possible to count the number of pieces that the vase breaks into after sexual traumas. In this sense, Kintsugi can be a form of Japanese art that can narrate the experiences of...