The need for a ‘Kurdish’ form of feminism

Kurdish woman, known as Shadi opens oil changing shop for automobiles in Slemani city (male dominated field).

Kurdish women can often be their own worst enemies in relation to challenging the normative status quo, especially when it comes down to what constitutes as feminism in the region. This might sound strange, but for some reason, the word ‘feminist’ has become an ‘ugly’ word for women to associate themselves with. Continue reading