We're of the firm belief that the importance of fashion
extends far beyond the pieces hanging in your closet. But, sometimes, it takes a major
movement to really remind us just how powerful clothing can be. Case in point: The recent social media campaign in Turkey, which uses miniskirts as a symbol of protest against violence toward women. The movement was sparked after a 20-year-old Turkish university student named Ozgecan Aslan was brutally murdered after she fended off sexual assaults from a bus driver. She was wearing a skirt at the time.
Shortly after news of the killing spread on social media (MSNBC reports that the hashtag #OzgecanAslan has been Tweeted more than three million times), last week group of men decided to launch a viral campaign of their own. They took to Twitter and Instagram, posting photos of themselves in miniskirts with the hashtag #ozgecanicinminietekgiy
(which, according to CNN, translates to "Wear a miniskirt for Ozgecan").