Smile, stand up for women

If ever you think the battle for equality is over, just look at what is happening around the world.

After Turkey’s vice prime minister complained on July 28 that Turkey’s society is in moral decline and that women who don’t control their laughs in public are part of the problem, women in Turkey and other countries began tweeting pictures of themselves laughing under the hash tag #kahkaha. ‘You can’t stop us from smiling,' tweeted Saira Kahn on Twitter on July 30. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF SAIRA KAHN ON TWITTER

By Sheila Copps

PUBLISHED :Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:30 PM

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