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Emma Watson protests Turkish sexism with a hardy laugh

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Emma Watson is taking her role as the U.N Women Goodwill Ambassador very seriously as she laughs at Turkish sexism. The Turkish Deputy Prime Minister doesn’t want women laughing in public. So, the 24-year-old “Harry Potter” star protested the sexist speech, and posted pictures on Twitter cracking up aimed straight at the politician reported The Huffington Post Monday.

According to Reuters hoards of Turkish women protested Bulent Arinc last week when they posted pictures of themselves laughing in public on social media. The Turkish Deputy Prime Minister sexist thought is based upon the fact that women who laugh publicly somehow incite illicit behavior, and wants to “protect moral values.” The politically-based statement professed, "The woman should have chastity...She should not laugh in front of everyone and not be inviting in her behavior. She should protect her honor." The speech marked the end of Ramadan and a plea to conservatives of Turkey to vote Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as the “first directly elected president of predominantly Muslim Turkey."

Emma Watson, well known for her portrayal of Hermione Granger, announced early in July she was appointed the U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador where she will play an active role in the HeForShe Campaign. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, U.N. Women remarked in a press release that she is “thrilled and honored to work with Emma, whom we believe embodies the values of U.N. Women."

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” star didn’t waste time in her response and posted a few photos on Twitter that is a direct response to the Turkish politician’s sexist request, which quite frankly deserves to be laughed at. Emma Watson also changed her profile pic to one of an adorable pose of the actress clearly laughing it up. She joined the scores of Turkish women on Twitter to publicly protest the asinine notion that a woman should not publicly laugh.

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