Imagine all those young woman lingering in jail because they are “no loner virgins or are suspected of not being virgins”. The most paining part is that some of these young woman were sent to jail by their own fathers…
Virginity testing is something that’s unethical, in my eyes. I don’t think this should take place, and I hope the right authorities in Afghanistan will close down all the centres that do virginity testing.
Being a female in Afghanistan is even worse than I knew! Just when progress is being made around the world to combat the misogynistic practices of FMG (Female Genital Mutilation) and Honor Killings, another war against women comes to light. Especially hated the part about doctors who KNOW the testing has no scientific basis..and sometimes profit from writing a favorable report (essentially blackmail). Women can’t win when control by men is not challenged. It reminds me of the old tests for a woman suspected of being a witch: if you drowned, you were innocent. If you lived you were a witch and would burn at the stake.
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