Special protection

It’s so nice, when Father State takes care of you and protects you. That’s why it surprises me so much that women’s organisations are not happy with the new draft Constitution, which will be subject to a referendum on the 21st of this month. In the Constitution that needs to be replaced, there was a line about the equality of men and women, and in the draft Constitution this equality is replaced by an article, number 9, that says women are ‘a group in need of special protection’, just like ‘children, elderly and handicapped people’. Women’s organisations were quick to release a press statement, in which they state that women are not a group but individuals, and that women constitute half the population in Turkey and are citizens who deserve equal opportunities in every field of life.
These women, so emotional really…

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