July 31 2020
Once-bustling Istanbul office of Turkey’s EU Affairs Ministry turns into a shisha cafe; thousands apply for an ad that seeks “gigolos for rich older women” and an online campaign #womenempoweringwomen turns to a “mirror mirror on the wall” contest.
Dursunoğlu’s death comes amid increasing homophobia, intolerance and censorship towards the LGBTQI community in Turkey, particularly in the creative sectors.
Our fear of the virus has driven us to use more plastic, more paper and more chemicals than we ever did. By allowing the importing of plastic from the EU to exceed quotas, the government is not acting any wiser.
COVID-19 confirmed what I have always known and experienced - that even among white, middle-class families, household and childcare chores are hopelessly lopsided. While the “modern man” undertakes some of the chores, what he mostly takes over is either considered in line with male roles.