Itibar Aydemir Uslu

As a researcher at the beginning of my career, I strongly felt the overwhelming gendered impacts of the pandemic. Traditional gender roles still stand, even if some of us may feel “lucky” not to experience their devastating effects. This period has made it harder to conduct research as a woman and be supervised by women scholars who have “responsibilities” for their families, elderlies etc. However, it is a fact that the level of the struggle you faced depended on the social class you belong to, your race, family structure and so on. Also, as Maiya mentions above, domestic violence, gender-based violence and abuse are deeply rooted problems we need to think about thoroughly for the solution. We certainly need institutional and political adjustments to tackle the intersecting gender inequalities to ensure equity.