Men In Skirt Campaign (violence against women in Turkey)

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How did men in miniskirts become a protest meme (cultural counterpart of genes) on social media?

Turkish men aren't known for wearing skirts or mini skirts. But it is expected that they will turn out in huge numbers in Istanbul in the future to protest regarding the violence against women in Turkey.

They are joining others outraged by the murder of 20 years old Ozgecan Aslan who was kidnapped last February 11,2015 and killed for apparently trying to prevent a bus driver from raping her.

It is thought she tried to fend off her attacker with pepper spray but was stabbed and then hit on the head with a metal bar. Her body was discovered in a riverbed several days later.

Aslan's murder has led to a big outpouring of ferociousness, not isolated just approximately the streets but furthermore online. More than 6 million people have tweeted her reveal and thousands have used social media to share their own stories of sexual abuse. Most of those seemed to be women. But it was in neighbouring Azerbaijan, where most people set aside Turkish, that men's appreciation first seemed to trend.

However not everyone is convinced the protest up is either vital or a fine idea. "What's to get sticking together of? What inept organization!" said one Azeri tweeter, Javidan Aghayev. He told BBC Trending he thought the disturb was "Dk," which means stupid in Azeri slang. "Instead of supporting women in a definite, practical way, wearing a skirt or a wig is not going to have any firm effect," he says. "In conservative civilizations then Turkey and Azerbaijan, this affect is not going to calm. Maybe in Europe, but not here."

But supplementary men felt the Aslan skirmish was consequently horrific that it motivated deep growth. "Very big incidents must admit place in order for people to impinge on that something is incorrect in Turkey," says Cenkal Karakaya, a male tweeter in Turkey. "We can't see how deadly decayed buildings are until there is an earthquake. We can't see the quirk to make anchor on the go conditions for a mine until tragedies in the heavens of Soma happen. We become au fait single-handedly after things happen to us".

If the easing of this miniskirt disturb was to lift watchfulness and fasten media coverage, along with arguably it has worked. Most of the accounts tweeting images of the men in mini skirts were famous news outlets such as Hurriyet.

The debate more than the Aslan skirmish has then been taken going on by Azerbaijan's officials, who held a parliamentary debate more or less rape and domestic exploitation earlier this week, led by MP Elmira Akhundova.




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