Turkish Women May Not Laugh in Public

A minister from Turkey’s conservative Muslim government outlined in some detail what he thought Turkish women must do in order to be chaste and honorable Muslims. Or, more specifically, he outlined what Turkish women must not do. According to this minister, chastity involves not showing off your beauty (i.e., wearing a head-to-toe black sack) and not laughing in public. That’s right. Good Turkish women don’t laugh in public. After hearing things like this, I can’t imagine this advice will Read more […]