Men Wear Miniskirts, Protest Murder and Alleged Rape of Turkish Woman


Men in Turkey and Azerbaijan are wearing miniskirts in honor of 20-year-old Turkish psychology student Özgecan Aslan who was murdered two weeks ago after allegedly fighting off a rapist. Buzzfeed reports that the hashtag #ozgecanicinminietekgiy (“wear a miniskirt for Ozgecan”) has inspired the protest.

In the days after Aslan’s death, large protests erupted in major cities around Turkey:

According to another Buzzfeed report, last Monday women posted selfies while wearing black clothes in response to a call to action on twitter: #ÖzgecanIçinSiyahGiy (“wear black for Özgecan”).

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