Tuğçe Albayrak, who would’ve been 23 years old exactly today, noticed two women being pestered by some young guys when she went to a burger joint a couple of days ago. Due to her, two other women and three men interfering, the harassment stopped. When she left the joint, the disgruntled harassers were waiting for her and her friends – a verbal fight ensued, during which Tuğçe was severely beaten to the head, which caused her to drop and slam her head to the ground. The injuries she sustained ultimately led to her cerebral death. Continue Reading
Such a beautiful song. Such a touching video. Just don’t read the comments. Don’t make the same mistake I did.
«How can you be ready for life?»
For the major part of my 28 years, I simply didn’t give a shit about feminism. I felt that every human being is equal, of course, and I knew that in some parts our blue planet, women suffer considerable hardships as opposed to (and imposed by) men. Yet the very few times when I was actually confronted with topics surround female rights, I usually reacted quite ignorantly – something along the lines of «women have made huge steps in the last couple of decades – yet they’re still whining?» and «I get that being a woman in, say, Islamist countries is hard and unfair, but our women here have it awesome – why do they complain?» My point is that I did not experience specifically negative feelings toward feminists (and I thought only women could actually be feminists), I just didn’t care.
This changed a little while ago. Continue Reading