Separate But Not Equal

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan enjoys portraying himself as a a man of action, one tough dude who will not be pushed around, and a man with a mission to make Turkey respected in the world. He was on a trip to the Black Sea province of Rize when the topic of sports and sport facilities arose. Erdogan is a man of action so he made clear to one and all that under his regime pools will be built in the province, one for men and one for women. Recep is worried about women and does not want them to feel slighted so why not a separate pool for those who really do not belong in a pool with men?

We wonder if Recep has considered the following. The Black Sea borders on the province. Why not a separate–but equal– Black Sea area for women as well as one for men? I wonder if this separate and equal idea also pertains to fish?

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