On Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto*

The original novelty and the exciting aspect of feminist strikes lies in their success to synthesize the struggle against patriarchy with the struggle against...

6-7 September of Women, The Istanbul Pogrom

“I was 9 when the pogrom happened. We were living on the Emlak Street as it was called back then. I remember men shouting...

Who will cover the expenses?

A fact which we often forget, or for that matter, we never think about is that there is a vital bond between the trillions...

10 May 1987: First feminist street protest in Ankara: “So, you love your mother...

After women in Istanbul started the Campaign against Battering, feminists in Ankara decided to organize a street protest against battering. They planned to sell...

Rape on public transportation and the responsibilities of municipalities – 1

Considering the often-committed sex crimes on public transport, all municipalities should be able to prove that they have taken all necessary measurements and according...

Femihat Answers: The streets are ours, what about profanity?

Hello, Femihat. My question for you constitutes an ongoing dilemma for me. I’m aware of the importance of language and I pay attention to...

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,...

Her rapist*

The reason why women in the society have been feeling “dirty”, remaining in silence and putting the blame on themselves for years is actually...

A Feminist Political Economy of Domestic Murders of Women and Girls in Turkey

Whether these crimes are framed and represented as intimate partner violence, ordinary honour killings or customary killings, they all have material root causes that...

Is healthy and happy sexual life possible after sexual traumas?

Whereas in physical traumas the fallen vase breaks into two or three pieces, it is sometimes not possible to count the number of pieces...

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