Having a bad feminist time of it in Turkey in terms of female employment, roles in the home and freedom of clothing, but am really thrilled about Gillard! A bit of progressive news in traditional times ^_^
Interestingly it is forbidden for Turkish women to be scarved at uni, as it damages the precious separation of church and state. The really orthodox wear wigs to hide their hair all the same.
Thought I’d understand Islam more after a fortnight living in Istanbul, but the variety of practice here is bewildering! Hope to educated myself over the next few months and I’ll blog if I can think of anything good.