This is my neighbour giving it her all in protest against violence towards women. Despite an improvement in women's rights in the first 10 years of this century, there now seems to be a backslide in Turkey, with increasing numbers of domestic violent acts and murders being recorded. Women in Bodrum today were vocal and energetic in their condemnation of these acts and put on a pretty good show in support of the world-wide One Billion Rising campaign.
We were lucky with the weather, rain threatened just before the 1pm deadline for the main dance but held off just long enough for us to keep our pink and purple togs dry.
An hour later, the heavens opened and we had a spectacular hail and rain storm that battered the roof of the market so loudly that I think a bit of divine participation in the general outcry against violence could be inferred.