Men support women’s rights in Turkey… by wearing miniskirts

Updated 1507 GMT (2307 HKT) February 23, 2015

This is a very recent article (Feb. 23, 2015) written by Monica Sarkar. The original can be found here:

Turkish men wearing skirts demonstrate in Istanbul to support women's rights in memory of 20-year-old murdered woman Ozgecan Aslan on February 21, 2015.

Woman in Turkey: I urgently need 7,000 Turkish Liras by BELGİN AKALTAN

Woman cleaning house, orhun hakan yalincak

I urgently need 7,000 Turkish Liras

This was an article by Belgin Akaltan and it appeared in a Turkish newspaper called Hurriyet. Over the past several years divorce has become increasingly difficult for woman in Turkey. In some parts of Turkey (not all), viewing woman as chattels is considered the norm. Despite all the purported progress towards EU membership and equality (including positive discrimination legislation), the cultural norms have not changed much and don’t seem to be getting better. The original Article can be found at this link and is re-blogged/shared below:

*Due to certain media restrictions and other freedom of expression issues in Turkey I wish to add: the thoughts and opinions expressed in this Article are solely those of the author (Belgin Akaltan). My re-blogging/sharing of this Article by Belgin Akaltan (and published in Hurriyet) does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions contained in the Article/Letter. You should make up your own mind. Further, I do not own the copyright and have therefore only posted the link above.