Turkish Men are Wearing Mini Skirts to Fight for Women’s Rights

“If a miniskirt is responsible for everything, if a miniskirt means immorality and unchastity, if a woman who wears a miniskirt is sending an invitation about what will happen...
Men in mini skirts protests in the streets (Photo Credit: EMRAH GUREL/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

“If a miniskirt is responsible for everything, if 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!”.

This is the message being sent by men in Turkey: there is no excuse for rape.

Although men in Turkey are not particularly known for wearing mini-skirts, they have filled the streets and the web with their pictures in mini skirts. Outraged by the murder of 20-year-old Ozgecan Aslan, who was abducted on 11 February and killed for apparently trying to prevent a bus driver from raping her, they have decided to join the fight already started by women.

It is thought that Aslan tried to fight off her attacker with pepper spray, but was then stabbed and hit on the head. Her body was found days later.

The miniskirt campaign has invaded the streets of  Turkey and Social Media, the hashtag used for this onlilne campaign translates to “Wear a mini skirt for Ozgecan”. 

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Virginia Vigliar

Virginia is a freelance journalist and editor based in Barcelona. She has worked in the development sector in Malawi and Kenya and Somalia before returning to Europe, where she gained experience in the United Kingdom, Norway, and Spain. She is currently also collaborating with Oxfam. She is a passionate advocate of human rights and freedom of speech. To see her work, look at her website here: http://virginiavigliar.com/
One Comment
  • Jelina Kanadia
    14 May 2015 at 1:54 pm
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    Its really wonder to know that mens are going to support women for her attire. Its wow factor for them.

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