Gender of labor

When I asked a woman who has been employed in the textile industry for many years, whether there is wage inequality, she told me: “Nobody tells their wage to another. They say that they would lose their jobs if they showed their payrolls to another worker… When we demand...
Seda Kalem, an academic at Istanbul Bilgi University, published an article entitled “Feminist Mücadelenin Üniversitedeki Ayağı: CTS Birimleri” in Fe Dergi. In the article, she presents experiences of eight people working in this field and examines the relationship between the prevention of sexual harassment units at universities and...
Biker man is the bare form of violence of uncouth men who see themselves entitled to behave as if they are the only living beings on the streets. A Turkish man, borned into and burdened by a heavy load −even if he does not personally experience it− walks the streets,...
On February 22, 2019, in the Friday Gatherings at Feminist Space, Gülnur Acar Savran and Nükhet Sirman engaged in a dynamic dialogue about feminist politics and the subject of feminism along the axis of being a woman/being a feminist. They probed into the relationship between the subject constituted by...
We would like to share what we have learned about the research project titled “A Feminist Recovery Plan for COVID-19 and Beyond: Learning from Grassroots Activism” and do feminist critique of the project situated in the project/grants-universe. The normalization of inequality, oppression and violence created by the colonialist capitalist patriarchy,...
Laurie Simmons, Blonde/ Red Dress/ Kitchen, 1978
The problem does not lie with reducing women or any other group to care work but the fact that care work is not distributed equally between women and men, the poor and the rich (at least for the upper middle class), and migrants and non-migrants. I was intrigued by a...
Ebru Aykut is a faculty member at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Sociology. She received her PhD from Boğaziçi University Atatürk Institute (ATA) with a thesis on arson and poisoning cases in the 19th century Ottoman provinces. Her studies focus on gender, the history of medicine, the...
Biological reductionism in psychiatry obscures and trivializes social factors that play a crucial role in the development, expression, treatment, and consequences of the illness.  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association is widely used as a psychiatric diagnostic system in many countries.  Sex/Gender...
That’s why neoliberalism primarily targets women. If you don’t stay positive, and neither do I, who is going to maintain the order? I haven’t written in a while. But today, I am jumping back into writing because I must write on this subject. I want to stop this show that...
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...