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Standing up to sexism

on May 4, 2013

Applause is due to the Kurdish men who have been photographed dressed as Kurdish women. This followed a court case in Iran where a male convict was sentenced to wear Kurdish women’s clothes in public. Some Kurdish women protested against this and their menfolk took part too, by being photographed wearing women’s traditional clothing and sharing the photos on social media. Their slogan is “Being a woman is not a tool to humiliate or punish anyone”.

The full story is on the Ms Magazine blog and there’s a Facebook page Kurd Men for Equality here

Respect to everyone involved.

Kurdish 1

Kurdish 2

Dilar Dirik, who wrote the original article on which the Ms article was based, kindly sent me a link to her original article, which is here


2 responses to “Standing up to sexism

  1. Dilar says:

    Hey there, I’m the author of the Ms. Magazine article. Here’s the link to a longer version of my article on Kurdistan Tribune: http://kurdistantribune.com/2013/kurdish-men-for-gender-equality/.
    Thank you!



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