Turkish Idioms Series
Silkscreen, appr. 60x35cm, 2016
“go easy on him, my daughter”
This Turkish idiom is mostly told to a woman by her mother or relatives, suggesting that she's supposed to refrain from criticizing the unjust male, in particular her father, brother, or husband, and tolerate him.
“you’re way too sensitive for a man”
A Turkish idiom used to criticize a man that he is too sensitive for an ordinary man.
“you’ll be my wife, my kids’ mom”
A Turkish idiom used by men who subconsciously OR even deliberately force women they love to become their wife and mother of their unborn children.
“i wasn’t born like this”
A Turkish idiom used by those who had to go through a change psychologically and/or physically under tough circumstances in life.
“i know you want it, too”
A Turkish idiom used by men at the moment of sexual harassment to legitimize their act against women and force them into it.
“i am not weeping, dust in my eye”
This Turkish idiom is used by a person who hides his/her weeping against those who tend to criticize him/her to be too sensitive.
“be thankful for small blessings”
A Turkish idiom to express one's gratefulness for small blessings, paradoxically in social and financial conflicts.
Günlerin Atası, Theater Play, 2015
Ortaklar, Theater Play, 2015
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