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- Published on Friday, 25 November 2016 08:21
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Even though the "sexual abuse" bill prepared by 6 deputies of AKP and proposed on November 17 is now withdrawn, it's important to understand what it means for us women, this proposal which have been confronted by the protests of women since it came up. The prepared bill decreased the minimum age for sexual consent from 15 to 12 and aimed to lay the groundwork for: impunity of harassment and rape perpetrators currently in court and in the future criminal suits; exculpation of sex crimes; Acquittal of harassment and rape perpetrators in case they marry the children that they have abused; exposure of girls to harassment and rape at the age of 12 and the existence of child brides. Withdrawal of the bill this morning on one hand became one of the most solid examples showing that we women become free by resisting, and on the other hand showing the state politics of stalling.
Gender politics of state are beyond ignoring the identity and body of women and are shaped by the aim to create the "conservative society". Bringing birth control to the agenda by saying "it's a sin", banning abortion by saying "it's massacre", are of course population politics on their own. But beyond this, all these politics are related with the aim of AKP authority, creating and growing a conservative society.
The state which is interested in "conserving" the woman who delivers "a lot" or the woman who is compelled by the abortion ban to deliver after being pregnant by rape, on one side conserves the "suppressed" identity of woman and one the other side conserves the authority of man, through population and body politics against women.