Background of TERF dispute: How did it all come down to the locker rooms?

There are some people in this topsy-turvy world who reduce patriarchy to biology and link it to the locker rooms, and therefrom formulate a...

8 March 1996: Roza, the first feminist Kurdish women’s magazine, is out

Feminist magazine Roza, which revolts against the specific and violent oppressions faced by Kurdish women, was launched in March 1996. Roza had adopted a...

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,...

7 February 2009: “2009 local elections: We give our feminist word to Beyoğlu!”

In January 2009, the Feminist Collective started to discuss the local elections to be held on March 29, 2009. At first, to nominate a...

Grudova’s humorous, amorous, and surprising gothic stories

I had my doubts about writing on a book which has not been translated into Turkish; nonetheless, hoping that it would lead to the...

Boğaziçi is resisting – 2

Protests against the appointed rector at Boğaziçi University are continuing. We, as Çatlak Zemin, are listening carefully to these protests. Today, we asked the...

Division of Domestic Work: Sociological and Introspective Ruminations

I am doing the cleaning at home by myself. I am doing more cleaning every week. My dear, what am I doing? We divide domestic...

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...

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...

A woman who can express herself sexually; a role model the patriarchy fears: An...

From where I stand, self-care is not limited to getting a manicure, taking a bath; it is more about learning and practicing life skills...

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