“If a miniskirt is responsible for everything, if a miniskirt means immorality and unchastity, if a woman who wears a miniskirt is sending an invitation about what will happen to her, then we are also sending an invitation!”.
This is the message being sent by men in Turkey: there is no excuse for rape.
Although men in Turkey are not particularly known for wearing mini-skirts, they have filled the streets and the web with their pictures in mini skirts. Outraged by the murder of 20-year-old Ozgecan Aslan, who was abducted on 11 February and killed for apparently trying to prevent a bus driver from raping her, they have decided to join the fight already started by women.
It is thought that Aslan tried to fight off her attacker with pepper spray, but was then stabbed and hit on the head. Her body was found days later.
The miniskirt campaign has invaded the streets of Turkey and Social Media, the hashtag used for this onlilne campaign translates to “Wear a mini skirt for Ozgecan”.