A Pandemic-Defying Phenomenon: Gender Issue During the COVID-19 Outbreak in Turkey

  • Senem Gürkan
Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, gender role attitudes, women, men, sociology of COVID-19


This paper aims to analyse the gender-biased consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey through the views of working women and men who have experienced changes in their routines during the outbreak. Within this context, in-depth interviews were conducted with 216 participants, and they were asked to reply to the Masculine and Feminine Gender Role Stress Scale. As a result, gender-based discrimination has reinforced during the pandemic and inequalities have deepened. It is thought that the social impact of the pandemic was felt both by women and men, but more in women, and that these women lost some of the gains they had until the pandemic in the context of gender equality.