Turkish male MP calls female MP 'ugly' - part of gendered violence

Continuing a theme for this Friday on looks, a male politician in Turkey refers to female MP as ugly:

A lawmaker from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has called a female opposition MP an “ugly thing” during a discussion in the Turkish parliament.

“Am I saying anything to your ugliness? You ugly thing,” AKP deputy Hakan Çavuşoğlu said repeatedly, while Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Meral Danış Beştaş was speaking. 

Another MP from the HDP, Filiz Kerestecioğlu, said Çavuşoğlu had tried to humiliate Beştaş, as she stressed that violence against women has many forms. 

“How can a lawmaker from the ruling party use his manhood via using words that reveal his mind’s ugliness over and over again when a female deputy is speaking?” asked Kerestecioğlu during a press meeting in parliament.