Turkey’s President is Sexist

Women were very offended when Turkey’s Erdogan said that a childless woman is half a woman and that they should have three children. In 2016 he said that using birth control is treason,” a follow up of his statement on International Women’s Day that a woman is “above all else a mother.” As well as a ban on birth control, his government proposed limiting abortion and caesarean sections. Two years previously Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said that women shouldn’t laugh in public, so women tweeted with photos of themselves laughing. Women that I spoke with in Turkey in June 2016 were outraged at his comments, called him the Dictator.

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