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Mourning As Political Act: Women Artists from Turkey Seek What's Hidden in Loss   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Canan, Fulya Çetin, Evrim Kavcar, Neriman Polat, Arzu Yayıntaş, Nalan Yırtmaç at Karşı Sanat March 25th, 2016 - April 17th, 2016
Posted 4/12/16
“Will women always die? Let some men die too. I killed him for my honor,” uttered Çilem Doğan, defending herself with a heartfelt statement. Arrested for murdering her abusive husband, who beat her—even while she was pregnant—and forced her into prostitution, Doğan resisted the long-term abuse one day and shot her husband with bullets originally aimed at her. Doğan’s story isn’t unique within Turkey’s long history of violence—domestic and otherwise—though she is one of the lucky ones who... [more]
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