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Turkish Women Push Back Against Patriarchy

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Among the many issues bringing protestors together at Gezi Park, the now-iconic site of struggle in Istanbul's Taksim Square, is the demand for women's liberation.

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Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:51 am
Thank you for the thrilling news! :) Women are standing up for their rights around the globe. I love it!!!

lee e (114)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:56 am
What a shame that women still have to fight such issues even here - seems sharia law is alive and well - glad so many are taking a stand!

Carol H (229)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 1:47 pm
happily noted, thanks Cal

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 1:54 pm
Noted. Thanks for the bit of good news, Cal, much needed to offset all the bad. Women's rights need to go viral in a global way. No more being stepped on and shoved aside.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:04 pm
Thanks Cal.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:45 pm
Sad how women all over the world have to fight for their basic rights.

Robyn Vorsa (4)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:12 pm
From Texas to Turkey, women are going to have to fight for their basic rights.
It's good to see women coming out to protest but we need more women to join the fight all over the world.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:19 pm

Beth S (330)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 6:04 pm
Things were going pretty well for women when the Kemalists were in charge. Now that Erdogan's being more blatant about his Islamist agenda, women's and children's rights, the economy and most of what makes Turkey more Western than Eastern will continue going down the tubes. I wish the people of Turkey who want to keep Turkey in the 21st century success, safety and health.

Lynda G (122)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 6:41 pm
The "morning after pill" is not available in my country over the counter: I have to go to a doctor for it. However, doctors here don't inform family members of patient personal information! How awful.

What can we do to help these courageous women? How can we steer these male-oppressive cultures to enlightenment?

Kayleigh Harter (9)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 8:03 pm
Thanks for sharing

Inge B (202)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 11:45 pm
Equality Now, what is wrong with us men?

Love, Peace and Understanding

Lona G (80)
Monday July 15, 2013, 3:34 am
Noted. I wish the Turkish people, and the women in particular, all the luck with fighting a regime that makes them slide back to the early 20th century. Even under Atatürk the women had a better life.

. (0)
Monday July 15, 2013, 9:15 am
In time, a single woman, or a collective will become the voice of women in Turkey.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 2:50 am
They need to fight back and never stop!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:46 am
Thanks for sharing
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