[Turkey] Emma Watson Laughs Off Sexist Remarks

Marie Claire – Wednesday, 06 August 2014 (originally published 06 Aug)

Emma Watson laughing on public street
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UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson has posted a photo of herself laughing in response to the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc’s recent sexist remarks.

“A women should be chaste,” said Arinc. “She should not laugh in public. Where are our girls, who slightly blush, lower their heads and turn their eyes away when we look at their face, becoming the symbol of chastity?”

In response, Instagram has been flooded with pictures of women in Turkey laughing in public places using the hashtag #direnkahkaha – with Watson’s image the latest to rebuff the blatantly sexist remarks . . .

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