What does the withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention mean from a juridical perspective?

If there is a mechanism which secures the lives of women in Turkey today, it is maintained not by the legal system, but through...

Know thy age, know thy place! Really?

Who needs all these useless injunctions about what can and cannot be done and which pose obstacles before collective living practices and create new...

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...

17 May 1987: March for Solidarity against Battering

In Istanbul, “March against Battering” was held as the first permitted and mass women’s protest after the 12 September 1980 military coup d’état. The...

Women object to being passive spectators of disclosure

If disclosure is a feminist method, then sometimes it can ooze from the cracks, and sometimes it can shatter the embankments. I find it...

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,...

A strange Tinder story: flirting in the meta-reality

Dear friend, it is obvious that in real life you are not cut out for flirting. Why do you insist on continuing the same...

A Feminist Jurisprudence Discussion: Themis’ blindfold or heroism’s legal mask? 

Contrary to popular belief, justice is not just an ideal, but a social necessity. Humans are simply the ones to fulfill this need. This...

Background to the Istanbul Convention dispute in Poland / An interview with Marta Lempart...

This interview with Marta Lempart, one the organizers of the Polish Women's Strike (Strajk Kobiet), took place at the WAVE (Women Against Violence Europe)...

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...

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