Imaginary dialogue inspired by this article.
Erdogan: “Our religion (Islam) has defined a position for women (in society): motherhood”
Any normal woman: I am a woman and I do not give a flying crap about your (or any) religion, no matter what it says, especially when it says I have a “function” of any other sort than living and choosing whatever the heck I want to do.
Erdogan: “Some people can understand this, while others can’t. You cannot explain this to feminists because they don’t not accept the concept of motherhood.”
Any normal woman: I am (can be) a mother, which you are not and cannot be, so believe it or not, accept it or not, I (will) understand the concept of motherhood better than you will ever be able to and this doesn’t make me less feminist, you prick.
Erdogan: “I would kiss my mother’s feet because they smelled of paradise. She would glance coyly and cry sometimes.
Any normal woman: Good for you, but your fetishes or your mother’s don’t concern me.
Erdogan: “Motherhood is something else.”
Any normal woman: “Winter is not like summer”
Erdogan: “women and men cannot be treated equally because it is against human nature.”
Any normal woman: Neither women, nor men, can live in houses, because it is against human nature. Nature intended us to live in the woods, maybe in caves, if we found any. So where is your cave, Mr. Erdogan?
Erdogan: “Their characters, habits and physiques are different…. You cannot place a mother breastfeeding her baby on an equal footing with men.
Any normal woman: Maybe you cannot, but if she wants to, she can.
Erdogan: “You cannot get women to do every kind of work men can do, as in Communist regimes”.
Any normal woman: Maybe you cannot, but if she wants to, she can. Communism has naught to do with it.
Erdogan: “You cannot tell them to go out and dig the soil. This is against their delicate nature.”
Any normal woman: Oh, sexism disguised in care. Such an old stratagem, so boring. anything else?