After Pinar’s death, Turkish women took to the streets en masse to protest the excessive violence of men against women in their country. They also shared a black and white photo of themselves on Instagram, to express that women must support each other.
Forty countries signed the convention in 2016. But Poland was recently in the news: it wants to evade the treaty. The conservative cabinet thinks that Polish women get enough protection. The Justice and Justice party attaches great importance to the traditional norms and values, the family and the faith, something that, according to the conservative right-wing, is diametrically opposed to gay and lesbian rights and everything that has to do with the gender discussion. With this, Poland is saying goodbye to women’s rights and protection – becoming Europe’s Saudi Arabia.
Isn’t this another typical women’s thing? Do you necessarily want to get right about who first started this campaign? The idle photos on Instagram are not going to bring Pinar Gültekin back. In fact, they give each other a kick. So how hypocritical are these black and white pictures where one woman is even more beautiful than the other?
Dear Pinar, rest in peace. I promise that we will not be quiet until we really fight this persistent problem.