Tag Archives: misogyny


A Broom and Salt as Housewarming Presents

Main piece: If you move into a new house, you have to take a broom and salt. The salt is so that there’s no tears or unhappiness in the house, and the broom is because you need a clean broom for your new house. My mother-in-law bought me a broom, and she said you don’t… Continue Reading »

Turkish Wedding Customs: Coffee

P.N. – “When Turkish girls are old enough to make a good Turkish coffee, a joke is made in the family that they are now ready to be married off.” What happens during a traditional Turkish engagement ceremony? P.N. – “In the actual engagement ceremony, the groom’s family sits in the living room while the… Continue Reading »