Lecture circuit

Daughter of Turkish president doesn’t get feminism

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During a lecture in Brussels on women’s equality this week, Sumeyye Erdogan, daughter of Turkey’s strongman president and deputy head of the Women and Democracy Association, told attendees that women receiving a smaller inheritance than men is “normal, fair and righteous.” Her rationale for the curious position is that “men are assigned the responsibility for bringing the bread home, while women are not.” Erdogan prefers the idea of “gender justice” to “gender equality” and she reportedly also went on to slam feminism for perpetrating the perception that Islam is the reason women in Arab nations are kept home at home and discouraged from working. She didn’t say it, but it’s quite likely she also agrees with paying boys a higher allowance salary than girls.

Read the full story at the Hurriyet Daily News.

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