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Ghana festival that tests women's virginity

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warzone · 09/03/2011 10:44

Just came across this news item from Ghana:

I think wht I find most shocking about this is that the newspaper seems to be saying this practice should be encouraged.

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thefinerthingsinlife · 09/03/2011 10:49


This is ridiculous, is there the same test for a man? No ofcourse there isn't, promiscuity is only negative and 'sinful' behaviour if you are a women!

warzone · 09/03/2011 10:56

Yes, and it promotes the idea that men should always be suspicious of female sexuality. If a wife passes the test it encourages her husband to 'love her more' Hmm

The nature of the test is so arbitary too. If I got on that platform it would instantly collapse under my weight!

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