Men support women's rights in Turkey... by wearing miniskirts

Turkish men wearing skirts demonstrate in Istanbul to support women's rights in memory of 20-year-old murdered woman Ozgecan Aslan on February 21, 2015.

Story highlights

  • Men have been wearing miniskirts in support of women's rights in Turkey
  • The murder of 20-year-old Ozgecan Aslan sparked an outcry
  • Women's rights in the country have been a subject of strong debate in recent years

(CNN)It's not unusual for men to join the fight for women's rights. But it is if they choose to wear miniskirts while they do it.

The brutal murder of a Turkish woman, Ozgecan Aslan, 20, who allegedly fought off a sexual assault before her body was burned and dumped in a riverbed, has sparked protests on the street and social media.
    The Twitter hashtag #OzgecanAslan prompted thousands of tweets, with many women posting photos of themselves clad in black. And in recent days, #ozgecanicinminietekgiy, translated as "wear a miniskirt for Ozgecan," has begun circulating, often accompanied with a photo of a man wearing a short skirt.
    And it apparently doesn't matter where the apparel came from, as long as it is worn.
    Some were not afraid to admit their reservations about the method of protest, but still voiced their full support for the message.