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The head of Erzurum's Women Entrepreneurs has created a backlash following comments in which she said women should not become governors or district governors because "not every post is a post for a woman.”
 
"Woman should not be governors or district governors," Zeynep Çomaklı said today. "You should make a sound when you slam your fist on the desk. Not every post is a post for a woman."

Çomaklı was speaking during an event that aimed to promote gender equality in the workplace when she told participants that it was "a mistake for certain posts to be occupied by women."
 
"Women cannot use initiative; they are missing [something]. Women are gentle, fragile and emotional," she said.
 
Participants raised their voice to disagree with the head of the female entrepreneurs’ group, but Çomaklı continued on, saying it was not a question of "what fits" but what women are capable of.
 
"A woman cannot be construction worker. It just won't fit her," Çomaklı said. "Some posts are just not for women."

September/13/2012

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