Turkish Deputy PM: Women Shouldn’t Laugh in
Public cause it’s immodest
Tue, July 29, 2014 clarionproject.com
Pictures uploaded by Turkish women to social media
The Deputy PM of Turkey Bülent Arınç said today that women should refrain from laughing in public, because it’s immodest. In response to Arınç’s remarks, hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on social media platforms.
Arınç, who spoke at an Eid el-Fitr gathering yesterday said, “[The woman] will know what is haram [permitted] and not haram [forbidden]. She will not laugh in public. She will not be inviting in her attitudes and will protect her chasteness.”
Following Arınç’s remarks, hundreds of women protested by posting pictures of themselves laughing on Twitter and other social media sites like Instagram.