LOL: She Will Have Chasteness (But She Will Also Laugh Last)

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In a gleeful act of defiance, women in Turkey have flooded Twitter with pictures of themselves laughing after Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arinç, in a speech decrying "moral corruption," said women should be chaste and "she will not laugh in public." Cue the hashtags #kahkaha (laughter)  #direnkahkaha (resist laughter) and #direnkadin (resist woman), and - despite Turkey's ongoing misogyny - a fine time had by all.

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