Turkish men in miniskirts march for women rights

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Web Desk February 22, 2015

As protests against to the murder of a young woman spread across Turkey, men marched and posed for photographs in miniskirts to campaign for women’s right, The Independent reported.

Twenty-year-old student Ozgecan Aslan was abducted and clubbed to death by a bus driver who had also allegedly tried to rape her.



With people speaking out against the culture of sexual violence in Turkey and women sharing their experiences of assault and misogyny, men posed in miniskirts on social media to protest against an attitude that goes along the lines of “if a woman is wearing a miniskirt then she is being provocative”.





Many protesters have shared updates on Facebook, slamming the ‘mentality’.

“If a miniskirt is responsible for everything, if [wearing] a miniskirt means immorality and unchastity, if a woman who wears a miniskirt is sending an invitation about what will happen to her, then we are also sending an invitation!”

Though the miniskirt protest has been mainly focused on social media, groups of men were also seen in Istanbul this weekend.

COMMENTS (3)

zara | 6 years ago | Reply So women is all about mini skirts and then u cry over women objectification. could they get more creative?
Karachiite | 6 years ago | Reply Do this in Pakistan and you will be rendered Kaafir, RAW agent, and beyghairat in less than 2 seconds. I love my country.
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