Looking at history with Jineolojî and organizing history – or even better ‘herstory’ – with the values defined by women establishes a very strong connection between the past and the present life, society and nature. Moreover, Jineolojî’s perspective tells us how the recent history and its values, cultures of resistance, languages, ethics, cults, tales and many more are reflected today. Therefore, Jineolojî considers history as an entity within the present moment, a time, a space, and a memory, rather than considering history as a strictly determined phenomenon.
Jineolojî refers to women, who were excluded from the formal history, cultures, social institutions and units, based on the Öcalan’s interpretation:
“The history of civilization is, at the same time, the defeat and the disappearance of women”
and considers women as the real subjects of history.
Jineolojî has an understanding of history, which is integrated and continuing within life not within power. It is based on the accumulation of cultural and social values and binaries that complement each other.
Jineolojî continues to search and reveal women’s resistances as well as all the values of democratic civilisation resisting against hegemony that has organized and maintained itself through accumulation. For that reason, one of the essential responsibilities of Jineolojî is to reach the truth of women, who have lost a great meaning throughout the formal history of civilization. Our methods aim to uncover the reality of women from the darkness as they allow women to reconstruct herstory rather than annexing themselves to the existing history.