It’s always great to see men campaigning to support women’s rights. Men in Turkey are taking it one step further by wearing miniskirts to express their solidarity with women in the #ozgecanicinminietekgiy campaign, which has gone viral.
The horrific murder of a 20-year-old Turkish woman, Ozgecan Aslan, sparked the movement, CNN reports. Aslan reportedly fought off a man who was trying to sexually assault her. The man subsequently burned her body, and dumped it on a riverbed, next to a cemetery.
Aslan’s murder is seen as a symbol of the rising trend of violence against women in Turkey.
As a result, Turkish men are showing their support for women’s rights in the streets of Turkey, and also on social media. The Twitter hashtag #ozgecanicinminietekgiy has been trending. Men are taking photos of themselves in miniskirts, holding up a sign that states #ozgecanicinminietekgiy.
Here are some pictures from the campaign:
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