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Feminine Feminist: Şirin Tekeli

Feminine Feminist: Şirin Tekeli Feminine Feminist S ¸ irin Tekeli Ceylân Orhun Describing Şirin Tekeli only as an academic, political scientist, feminist, writer, trans- lator, intellectual, and activist would undervalue her. She was a rare, precious gem—a diamond. The four Cs that are used to evaluate a diamond—clarity, cut, carat, color— Figure 1: Şirin Tekeli: a feminine feminist (photograph by Ceylân Orhun). aspasia Volume 12, 2018: 136–139 © Berghahn Books doi:10.3167/asp.2018.120109 FEMININE FEMINIST: S ¸IRIN TEKELI 137 are characteristics that can be applied to her as well. She was an extraordinary woman and a unique person. She was a Pisces, and, indeed, she could sway between moods, from being happily content to hopelessly depressed; she enjoyed company while at times withdrawing into solitude. She was a self-inclined victim yet a role model and leader; she had a magical magnetism, which drew people from all walks of life around her who under no other circumstance could collaborate. She would encourage and support those in- dividuals or groups enthusiastically until they were ready to take off on their own while she stepped aside and remained almost invisible. Yet she would not yield from her strong opinions or her principles; under no cir- cumstances would she http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aspasia Berghahn Books

Feminine Feminist: Şirin Tekeli

Aspasia , Volume 12 (1) – Mar 1, 2018

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Feminine Feminist S ¸ irin Tekeli Ceylân Orhun Describing Şirin Tekeli only as an academic, political scientist, feminist, writer, trans- lator, intellectual, and activist would undervalue her. She was a rare, precious gem—a diamond. The four Cs that are used to evaluate a diamond—clarity, cut, carat, color— Figure 1: Şirin Tekeli: a feminine feminist (photograph by Ceylân Orhun). aspasia Volume 12, 2018: 136–139 © Berghahn Books doi:10.3167/asp.2018.120109 FEMININE FEMINIST: S ¸IRIN TEKELI 137 are characteristics that can be applied to her as well. She was an extraordinary woman and a unique person. She was a Pisces, and, indeed, she could sway between moods, from being happily content to hopelessly depressed; she enjoyed company while at times withdrawing into solitude. She was a self-inclined victim yet a role model and leader; she had a magical magnetism, which drew people from all walks of life around her who under no other circumstance could collaborate. She would encourage and support those in- dividuals or groups enthusiastically until they were ready to take off on their own while she stepped aside and remained almost invisible. Yet she would not yield from her strong opinions or her principles; under no cir- cumstances would she

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Published: Mar 1, 2018

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