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...

A far-too-long and extremely boring story of a surname

The next thing I knew was that my struggle to be myself was actually an attempt to avoid suffocating in the sea of surnames...

30 September 1936: Sevgi Soysal, the joy of our rebellion

Born in Istanbul on 30 September 1936, Sevgi Soysal was the third of six children of an architect-bureaucrat father and a German mother. Her...

It is women who cultivate tea

The diverse narratives offered by women and men made us see not only the gendered structure of workforce in the region but also the...

Is Boğaziçi University Sexual Harassment Prevention Office (CİTÖK) de facto being shut down? /...

Boğaziçi University Sexual Harassment Prevention Office (CİTÖK) which has been active since 2012 has been frozen last week after the coordinator of the office...

How we get married, how we get divorced / Part 1

I started this research to create a space for women to share their divorce experiences, and how they reflect on these processes. During the...

13 January 1993: Feminists from Turkey campaign against mass rape in Bosnia

A group of feminist women came together in January 1993 to discuss tens of thousands of rape assults by Serbian soldiers in various regions...

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...

27 May 2012: First response from feminists to prime minister’s statements on abortion

Prime minister's following statements brought abortion and c-section to the foreground: "I see abortion as murder", "You keep on saying Uludere. Every abortion is...

A manifesto of unhappiness of her own

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...

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