Friday, December 05, 2014

Gender Equality Leads To More Suicides, Claims Turkey's Prime Minister

"Mechanical [gender] equality" leads to increased suicide. That's what Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu (of the conservative AKP Party) believes.

“Why is the Gross National Product in most developed countries – I don’t want to name it but in Scandinavian countries and in many other countries – at the highest level on one side [GDP], but the suicide rate is also at the highest level there. Why?” 
The premier, who was speaking at a meeting hosted by the women’s branch of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), described “mechanical equality” as something that it is beginning to “destroy the complementary relationship in life.”
“That’s why, since our women are fulfilling that divine mission of keeping humanity alive, then they have the right to rest before and after becoming a mother and spare time for their children. Granting this is not a favor, it is just paying a debt.”
Yes, keep them barefoot and pregnant.

Of course, he's just parroting what Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who has already said women are not equal to men.

Then we have these other enlightened pronouncements:

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç encouraged women not to laugh in public because it's morally corrupt.

And Muslims discovered the Americas.

He does get points for denouncing the rampant violence against women.

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