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The Turks - way ahead of the curve, or way behind it?

Istanbul has just been graced with its first feminist bookshop, some 40 odd (?) years after they debuted in London, NY and other happening places. However, the only feminist book shop in London that I can think off - Silver Moon - closed ages back.

Meanwhile, the store styles itself "Amargi...from a Sumerian word meaning freedom and "returning to mother." Having far too good a memory for the deeply unimportant, I recalled that the emblem of the Liberty Press uses the cuneiform for ama-gi, this being the first appearance of a word for freedom, apparently. And here it is, lifted from their web-site:

Wonderful though mothers in general are, going back to one does not seem to be exactly on all fours with freedom as a concept, unless it is the freedom to revert to being a child.

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Blogger Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said... 7:45 am

Feminist bookshop? Who'd wish this even on the Sharia Bros? The cancer has arrived.  



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