Prison Swap

So... the logic in Erdogan's Turkey, propsing to abolish the unlawfulness of underage marriage, is as follows:

1. It will boost the birth rates, which has been a key point in Erdogan's politics, considering little girls may be mothers at the age of 12 and they will be beautifully married too.

2. Child rapists shall no longer be termed rapists. They will be pardoned and since about 3,000 rapists used to be imprisoned a year, they will leave room for the teachers and journalists, with whom Erdogan has crammed the Turkish prisons. There are no teachers left anyway, the girls may as well be raped - sorry married - and begin bearing children instead.

Let us call it for what it is: a prison swap.

The little girls too will now be in a prison of their own for the rest of their lives.

Vasco Gargalo lets Erdogan's face be seen fully frontal as in a mug shot to make no mistake, who proposed the swap Presenting the precious young life in one of those sickening sweet boxes, heavily embellished to disguise the cheapness of the transaction. We could call it a coffin.

Vasco Gargalo, The Engagement Ring, November 22, 2016.

The cartoon shown is courtesy of Vasco Gargalo and must not be reproduced without his permission.

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