Duvar English - Iconic author Margaret Atwood shared on Aug. 15 photos of the Turkish feminist collective Kampüs Cadıları (Campus Witches) during a protest where they dressed in costumes of Atwood's cult work The Handmaid's Tale.
"Istanbul!" wrote Atwood while sharing photos of the demonstration in Istanbul's Kadıköy district in protest of the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) reluctance in developing policies to protect women.
"We remind you each day that we are the granddaughters of witches you couldn't burn, and we own up to our freedom. We will never leave our lives and our rights up to you," the women said during the protest.
"Screw your concept of family!" was one of the signs carried by the women in reference to the AKP government's, specifically President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's, withdrawal of Turkey from the Istanbul Convention on the grounds that the international treaty threatened the Turkish concept of family.