Turkey's deputy prime minister forbids women's laughter
Women should not laugh in public in Turkey, the Deputy Prime Minister has said in a speech on “moral corruption” in the country.I think this means he thinks women should be some kind of vegetables, and be brain-dead. Shudder. There's supposed to be a challenger to Erdogan in another election next month, but chances are the election will be rigged yet again, and the darkness in Turkey will continue.
Bülent Arınç used a meeting for Eid al-Fitr on Monday to condemn perceived moral regression, consumerism and even excessive mobile phone use.
“She will not laugh in public. She will not be inviting in her attitudes and will protect her chasteness,” Mr Arınç said.
He called for Turkish people to rediscover the Koran and stop moral regression.
Targeting women once more, Arınç said women talk about unnecessary things on the phone.
“Women give each other meal recipes while speaking on the mobile phone. ‘What else is going on?’ ‘What happened to Ayşe’s daughter?’ ‘When is the wedding?’
Update: some Turkish women have defied the sick politician's demands. They're doing the right thing.