23/10/2019 | Writer: Kaos GL

Asli Alpar from Kaos GL spoke at the "Gender and Humor" workshop organized by Nar Women's Solidarity.

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Middle East Technical University (METU) Nar Women's Solidarity held the "Gender and Humor" workshop on October 16, where Aslı Alpar from Kaos GL Association gave a speech.

In the workshop, Alpar said cartoon magazines targets heterosexual male readers and built the comic in a sexist, homophobic, biphobic, transphobic way.

Stating that humor cannot be sexist, homophobic, derivative, Alpar said that the representation of masculinity in the cartoon began to change with the struggle of women and LGBTI+, and with the use of social media tools in the context of activism the hegemonic masculinity in cartoons fell into a crisis.

Humor is changing

Alpar, showing homophobic, transphobic and sexist examples in cartoon magazines, said: "Humor is not only done in cartoon magazines. Social media, streets, and walls exhibit the humor of those who are discriminated against. This movement will also change the sexist, homophobic, transphobic humor conception".


The workshop ended after the participants' questions were answered.

Translation: Yiğit E. Korkmaz

Tags: media, arts and culture