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An Idiot Believes Women Should Not Laugh Out Loud

Filed under: General — Dana @ 5:32 pm

[guest post by Dana]

In a rich display of idiocy, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç publicly suggested that women who laugh out loud in public might be sluts:

“Chastity is so important. It is not only a name. It is an ornament for both women and men. [She] will have chasteness. Man will have it, too. He will not be a womanizer. He will be bound to his wife. He will love his children. [The woman] will know what is haram and not haram. She will not laugh in public. She will not be inviting in her attitudes and will protect her chasteness,” Arınç said, adding that people had abandoned their values today.


It’s unfortunate Arınç doesn’t focus on some of the more real insidious issues facing his country. But it’s even more unfortunate that he would likely be unable to see what the problem is…


29 Responses to “An Idiot Believes Women Should Not Laugh Out Loud”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (4dbf62)

  2. Prolly happens every time he drops his pants. Poor dear.

    Gazzer (e04ef7)

  3. Dana, now is the time for a REAL hashtag twitter campaign. #ladieslaughatfoolishArınç

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  4. clothe that guffaw! I wouldn’t think there’d be all that much to laugh about in Turkey… where toilets are a hole in teh floor… wait… that IS funny!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  5. Someone remind him that politicians that speak in public might reveal themselves to be idiots.

    htom (412a17)

  6. The Stephen A. Smith of Turkey.

    mg (31009b)

  7. Islamists who talk out loud might be morons.

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  8. So it seems he’s taking “ban bossy” to a new level. Talk about your war on women.

    elissa (b9af8b)

  9. But you know who the real enemy of women is—-The ones who are trying to take away women’s freedoms? Republicans!!!!

    elissa (b9af8b)

  10. They ain’t takin’ it lying down—turkish women laughing!

    elissa (b9af8b)

  11. Turkey is a country where men have to be instructed to love their children

    is what i took from this

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  12. There is no time for laughter when you are barefoot and cooking in the kitchen. Chop

    JD (c0a33e)

  13. This is the kind of moron who believes that the girl who wore a short skirt was asking to get raped.

    Dana (4dbf62)

  14. He’s like the evil brother in Tyrant, ironically played by one who was the good Saudi officer in the Kingdom

    narciso (ee1f88)

  15. [The woman] will know what is haram and not haram. She will not laugh in public.

    What’s odd about such reactionary attitudes in this day and age is that the people who presumably should be in the forefront of shouting “no justice, no peace!” — referring to the left throughout the English-speaking world — for any number of reasons tolerate such extremism just as long as it emanates from non-Western, non-Anglo, non-industrialized people or societies.

    The only good thing that will come out of Sharia-ism taking more and more hold over nations far beyond the parameters of the Middle East is if Western liberals get pounded first and foremost before everyone else around them.

    Mark (2604a9)

  16. Sounds right to me. Who wants to be seen out and about with some loud broad braying like a donkey. Ladies should be demure and, well, ladylike. I’d add drinking or smoking in public. And tattoos. Tattoos scream “slut” to me.

    nk (dbc370)

  17. I do think the Turks will outlast Argentina among nations teetering on the cusp of collapse.

    Then again, its Tuesday.

    gary gulrud (46ca75)

  18. They’re going to have to ban the Tango to get rid of Argentina, and that’s going to be like stopping the tide.

    htom (412a17)

  19. Oh, for eff’s sake. Back in college, I did a few racy table dances but still managed to conduct my private life in a chaste manner. That seemed to be the norm among my friends: we could stay up late ruckusing about, dance, laugh in public, drink, and somehow keep our pants on.

    I think Gazzer @2 has the right idea about what’s really going on with this Prime Minister. Most normal men like when women around them are laughing (presumably with them, not at them).

    bridget (37b281)

  20. Turkey’s gone, friends. Once upon a time we amused ourselves with the idea that it would fit nicely inside of Europe, but it was always a part of Asia (or more accurately Arabia) way more than it was part of Europe. Ataturk was very much a brief moment of time; Saladin won the country in the long run.

    JVW (feb406)

  21. They should confine themselves to the little “silent” giggles behind a hand that we see in certain Oriental cultures.
    How dare they laugh openly, don’t they know that their men have such fragile egos?

    askeptic (efcf22)

  22. Dana (4dbf62) — 7/29/2014 @ 6:40 pm

    Define “short”?

    askeptic (efcf22)

  23. my whole life i never seen a turkish hoochie laugh

    now i know why

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  24. speaking of turkish hoochies

    this michelle nunn person is NOT easy on the eyes

    god bless america

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  25. There’s some they do and some they don’t, and some which have penicillin-resistant diseases. We could use a little slut-shaming over here, I think.

    nk (dbc370)

  26. 20. JVW (feb406) — 7/29/2014 @ 8:56 pm

    Ataturk was very much a brief moment of time; Saladin won the country in the long run.

    Saladin was extremely tolerant, and he wasn’t a Turk either.

    He wasn’t interested in perpetual war, or in killing people. He first offered surrender on genrous terms and then later, alowed them to leave.

    Saladin permitted Christian pilgrimages to Jerusalem and allowed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to remain in Christian hands.

    Not to mention inviting Jews to resettle.

    His successors later negotiated the dividing of Jerusalem with the Crusaders in 1229. (at some later point Turks were hired to drive them out and they succeeded in 1244)

    Saladin is a bad example of what you want to say.

    Erdogen seems to think his only friends now are bad guys.

    Sammy Finkelman (4151a0)

  27. This was part of the Taliban program as well. Makes me think that these guys want women sneaking up on them or something.

    Ban on women laughing loudly. (No stranger should hear a woman’s voice).

    Ban on women wearing high heel shoes, which would produce sound while walking. (A man must not hear a woman’s footsteps.)

    carlitos (c24ed5)

  28. Put on yo high heel sneakers, put that wighat on yo head.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

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