Want to be an Indonesian policewoman? Be prepared to “fear god,” be ready to have a physical exam, and be prepared to be taken into a room and have someone insert a couple of fingers up inside you to see if they can tell if you’re a virgin.
One candidate described the procedure in this piece from Global Post and USA Today:
“Entering the virginity test examination room was really upsetting. I feared that after they performed the test I would not be a virgin anymore. They inserted two fingers. It really hurt. My friend even fainted because … it really hurt,” she said.
The fetishization of virginity, of purity, is a common theme in theistic superstitions and one of the most backward, damaging, and insane.