16 December 2014: The Yasemin Çakal case starts

On 10 July 2014, in an attempt to protect herself and her child, Yasemin killed her ex-husband Özkan Kaymaklı, who systematically subjected her to...

14 February 2010: “Men’s Love Kills Three Women Every Day”

14 February 2010: "Men's Love Kills Three Women Every Day" In November 2009, Minister of Justice Ergin announced the statistics pertaining to violence against women...

What is academia to us?

The conservative-Islamist politics which coalesced in the structure of AKP (Justice and Development Party) today, does not wholesale refuse the ideas and concepts that...

A tale as old as time: misogyny and humor

Misogyny, deep-seated in history for thousands of years, is related to anger, mistrust, jealousy, and hatred against women’s bodily capacities and overlaps with the...

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...

Melisa Kesmez’s Nohut Oda

"After his mother, now I am next in line; he is demanding from me that which will keep him alive. Although the face of a...

4 October 2013: The Nevin Yıldırım case started

Nevin Yıldırım from Korukaya village of Isparta’s Yalvaç district killed her relative Nurettin Gider who  repeatedly raped her  at gunpoint on 29 August 2012...

13 May 2008: Feminists as the Intervening Party in a Femicide Case: Ayşe Yılbaş...

The case of Ayşe Yılbaş who was murdered on 22 February 2008 by her husband whom she wanted to divorce set an important example...

Marriage is a call for political action, so is divorce

When their lives meet with that of a man, women are expected to take a break from the life outside to undertake domestic chores,...

All workers are called to femininity

In today’s labor regime, the labor market does not expect the rules of work life to be carried into non-work life; it expects that...

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