Gendered forms of emotional labor

The answer to the question who has the right to be angry is provided with respect to the axis of gender and class. The...

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...

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...

Security discourse, precarious society: gender of social rights in haphazard times

With new gender relations implemented through “packages” (…), women and “loser” men are invited to work relations which are getting increasingly delicate. In...

16 July 1998: Muslim feminist Konca Kuriş was abducted by Hizbullah

On 16 July 1998, Muslim feminist Konca Kuriş was abducted by three gunmen from her house in Mersin, after her husband was overpowered. Worried...

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...

Feminist politics of abortion (or) What are rights to us?

We cannot easily write off the politics of rights—both in the sense of concrete entitlements that the state extends to us, and in the...

27 May 1995: Saturday People/Mothers are at the Galatasaray Square!

Enforced disappearance through which the state targets the political opponents and aims at intimidating those who are left behind became systematized in Turkey in...

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,...

The rainbow that cannot be banned and the importance of solidarity

Neither the feminist movement nor the students’ movement “discarded/sacrificed” LGBTI+s. They could not divide us; on the contrary, our struggle has become intersected and...

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