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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Turkish President Erdogan "Islam tells us Women are not equal to men"

The purveyors of the “War On Women” unavailable for comment.

Via JPost:
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off controversy Monday when he said that men and women are not equal, adding that a woman’s job is to be a mother.
“Our religion [Islam] has defined a position for women [in society]: motherhood,” Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News quoted Erdogan as saying to an audience of women, including his own daughter, at the Women and Justice Summit hosted by the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) in Istanbul.
“You cannot explain this to feminists because they don’t accept the concept of motherhood,” he said.
Using another example of mothers, Erdogan went on to say that “[Women’s] characters, habits and physiques are different… You cannot place a mother breastfeeding her baby on an equal footing with men,” Russia’s RTE news reported Erdogan as saying.
“You cannot bring women and men into equal positions; that is against nature because their nature is different.”
Erdogan called instead for “equivalency” between the genders, though emphasized the need for full equality regardless of gender before the law.

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