Funda Şenol

Author and graduate from Ankara University Faculty of Communication. Her fields of study include urban sociology, urban history, gender, history of the press. Teacher at Faculty of Communication and Women’s Studies Programme. Her doctoral study was titled Yabanlar ve Yerliler: Ankara in the Process of Becoming a Capital City (İletişim Yayınları, 2003). She is currently one of the writers of Gazete Duvar.


‘Rights are not given but taken’

A century of the women’s movement in Turkey

Turkey’s official history claims that the struggle for women’s rights was born alongside the Republic. The narrative according to which the founding fathers ‘granted’ rights to women was only challenged much later, with the discovery of a pre-republican feminist tradition.

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