These brave Turkish women stood up in a country where females live under constant danger for non-conformity. They risked their personal safety and joined other women demanding freedom from old restrictions. It isn't a small thing they did... not like laughing an indecent laugh.
Rather than being worried about women's laughter, Deputy Prime Minister Arinc and Prime Minister Erdogan should be more concerned about their government's increasing slide into authoritarian rule.
Hundreds of women in Turkey and across the world are posting photos of themselves across social media laughing, in defiance of Turkey’s deputy prime minister Bülent Arinc.
Unfortunately, somehow a physical manifestation of a woman's faith has become a threatening political symbol in Turkey. Even some conservatives have mixed feelings when it comes to the headscarf.