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Azerbaijan: Inflatable Doll Joins Feminist Cause

A group of Azerbaijani feminists has given a blow-up female doll to an Azerbaijani official who said that women should stick to the kitchen.

“We hope that our gift will really tie your kitchen together,” the activists wrote in a note attached to the package, delivered last week to the door of Namik Hasanov, spokesperson for Azerbaijan's Ministry of Transportation.

On the eve of International Women's Day (March 8), Hasanov took sexism -- a persistent issue in the macho mountains of the Caucasus -- to a whole new level by saying that a “grave or a kitchen” is a good place for women.

After a consequent outpouring of anger, Hasanov tried to moderate his remarks, but chose a strange way to do so.

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Azerbaijan: Inflatable Doll Joins Feminist Cause

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