Turkey: Women Should Not Laugh in Public

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

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.

 

Categories: Europe, Turkey

1 reply

  1. All hail the talibanization of Turkey. Bulent should tell the world why it is less immodest for men to laugh in public than for women to do the same.
    How has Mr Erdogan reacted to this if it is not the officil policy of his government?

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