Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was a witness at a wedding in his country and used the occasion to declare that birth control is treason against the state. I had no idea Erdogan was Catholic! Here’s what he had to say:
The father-of-four is reported by Turkish news organisation Radikal to have said: “One or two children is not enough. To make our nation stronger we need a more dynamic and younger population.
“We need this to take Turkey above the level of modern civilisations. In this country opponents have been engaged in the treason of birth control for years and sought to dry up our generation.”Women are having children later, between 25-29 years of age compared to 20-24, however 26 per cent of the population is below the age of 15 and 50 per cent under the age of 30, according to recent research by Hacettepe University.
“One (child) means loneliness, two means rivalry, three means balance and four means abundance,” Erdoğan added.
The comments follow those he made last month when he said women should hold the “station of motherhood” and went on to say that “you cannot explain this to feminists because they don’t accept the concept of motherhood. They have no such concerns.”
Yeah, those damn feminists just don’t understand that men know what is best for them and that their job in life is just to do what they’re told or else they’re traitors. What an asshole.