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#Kahkaha, Turkish Women Say to Official's 'No Laughing in Public' Remark

By    |   Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 07:13 AM

The hashtag #kahkaha started trending on social media this week as Turkish women lashed out against the country's deputy prime minister who said Monday that females should not laugh loudly in public.

Bülent Arinc, who is also the co-founder of the Justice and Development Party, made the controversial comments during an address to mark the holiday Bayram, or the end of Ramadan, The Guardian reported.

"A man should be moral but women should be moral as well, they should know what is decent and what is not decent," he said. "She should not laugh loudly in front of all the world and should preserve her decency at all times . . . She will not laugh in public. She will not be inviting in her attitudes and will protect her chasteness."

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The outrageous comments immediately sparked a social media uprising from women — both in Turkey and across the globe — who tagged their posts #kahkaha ("to laugh") and #direnkahkaha ("resist, laugh") along with photos of them laughing.











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