Are we going to clean all that dirt in the world… Make him small...

What was it that made us use so many chemicals? Why should we reach the "cleanest" point? Moreover, how was our perception of cleanliness...

Discursively constructed maternity

Women who have internalized patriarchy, in order to secure their status and lives –perhaps as an obligation– have to have children. Women who have...

Why do women artists still exist?

I still think of art as a coffee house where naive, cool, nerd and isolated men hang out. Inside, there are amazing artists as...

How we get married, how we get divorced / Part 2 

Almost all of the narratives touch upon the pressure put on them by their families aside from the pressure by their partners, and occasionally...

31 December 2008: Another Purple Needle demonstration in Taksim at New Year’s Eve

On 31 December 2008, feminist women handed out purple needles, symbols of struggle against sexual harassment and assault, in Taksim (İstiklal Street), and said,...

In the shadow of obligations: Family planning and abortion

It is vital to consider family planning services within the framework of gender equality and develop a perspective that supports women. The right to...

7 February 2009: “2009 local elections: We give our feminist word to Beyoğlu!”

In January 2009, the Feminist Collective started to discuss the local elections to be held on March 29, 2009. At first, to nominate a...

Women’s strikes, from factories to homes

Domestic labor and caretaking becomes a primary concern in countries where the welfare state is being dismantled, while women’s participation in the workforce remains...

Anjelik Kelavgil of May 17 Association: “The only way out of the siege on...

We need to remind everyone that a society where LGBTI+ people are not safe cannot be safe enough for anyone. The decision to withdraw...

22 December 2001: Women did not take #19MayMassacre sitting down

On 20 October 2000, hundreds of prisoners commenced a hunger strike to protest the F-Type prisons. On the 45th day of the hunger strike,...

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