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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mocks feminism during speech in Istanbul

Just a day after Joe Biden passed by Turkey to offer an in person apology to Erdogan, AP reports the Turkish President is now taking a aim at the most powerful, wealthiest and oppressive US power structure around…Feminism.

Addressing a meeting in Istanbul on women and justice, Erdogan said men and women are created differently, that women cannot be expected to undertake the same work as men, and that mothers enjoy a high position that only they can reach.

“You cannot put women and men on an equal footing,” Erdogan said. “It is against nature. They were created differently. Their nature is different. Their constitution is different.”

Erdogan added: “Motherhood is the highest position … You cannot explain this to feminists. They don’t accept motherhood. They have no such concern.”

In all honesty, Erdogan is not saying something that alarming or even sexist. He is simply stating that men and women are built differently. This is a biological fact.

And unlike the link bait misquoting on many MSM sites saying Erdogan declared “women are not equal to men,” what Erdogan actually said is ,“You cannot put women and men on an equal footing. It is against nature. They were created differently.” 

This statement can be interpreted in many ways, but logically speaking, it appears that Erdogan is saying that men are better at some things and women are better at other things…and that is how nature intended it to be.

Some Turkish feminists could not resist, and did sound off in disgust….

Lawyer and women’s rights activist Hulya Gulbahar said Erdogan’s comments were in violation of Turkey’s constitution, Turkish laws and international conventions on gender equality and didn’t help efforts to stem high incidences of violence against women in Turkey.

“Such comments by state officials which disregard equality between men and women play an important role in the rise of violence against women,” Gulbahar said. “Such comments aim to make women’s presence in public life — from politics to arts, from science to sports — debatable.”

…But, all in all, US feminists have remained very quiet on the speech, and western main stream media is not making that much of a big deal about Erdogan’s comments. Now if Putin said these words…

References:

http://news.yahoo.com/erdogan-women-not-equal-men-141047433.html

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