Victory in Istanbul courts, but for how long? Harasser gets sentenced to 1 year and 8 months in prison…read and listen all about it here, written by friend of Canimiz Sokakta, Dalia Mortada
Check out this new documentary addressing the state of the streets for women in Afghanistan and let us know what you think in the comments!
“Start reciting Mel Gibson’s freedom speech from “Braveheart.” Check out some interesting and creative ways to respond to street harassment from thefrisky.com.
What do you think of this ad critiquing toy marketing for little girls? (Via Slate XX Factor)
Recognize any of these scumbags? (Via Buzzfeed)
A very interesting short documentary by Amber Deniz Altan about the mistreatment of women in Turkey told through a series of interviews. In Turkish with English subtitles: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQJK7bYYviU[/youtube]
Sometimes it feels as though things will never change, but take a look at these old advertisements from 40+ years ago. Change can be slow-going, but if we work hard enough we can make a difference!
Walls Are Not Tumbling He said “When you pay too much attention to your looks, you give a message.” I said “What message?” He didn’t clarify. I said nothing for the next few minutes, kept looking at him in jaded disbelief and asked: “Why do you think a woman wears a miniskirt?” He said he … Continued
@daniecal tweets about her experiences growing up as a woman of color in Los Angeles & Chicago.
World, meet Khaos. According to the ‘About’ page it “contains so many issues I can’t even really list them. Some of the things you may find here include: Gays, lesbians, those weird bisexuals everyone is talking about, faggotry, homophobia, transgender issues, dubious consent, body issues, abuse, hate and most important of all, a big old … Continued
We couldn’t! Check out the article and the conversation at Jezebel.com.
Do you think street harassment effects the way you treat strangers in public? One of our Canimiz Sokakta’s volunteers does! Check out this piece on how she thinks her street experiences have changed the way she views others .
It’s noon on a sunny spring day on Istiklal Caddesi. I’m walking quickly down the street, trying to be as inconspicuous as possible with my headphones in and eyes straight ahead. I notice a grinning young guy a few meters ahead motioning and saying something. Rolling my eyes and mentally ticking a box next to … Continued
There was a flurry of excitement and attention in the Turkish parliament today, with female lawmakers attending a parliamentary session wearing headscarves for the first time in a very long time. People should be able to present themselves how they wish in public without fear of reprisals or discrimination. Link via Hurriyet.com