fingers up in your god fearing business if you want to be a civil servant

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.

While she understood the point of health checkups, she called virginity tests “unnecessary” and “irrelevant.”

“It was painful and humiliating,” she said.

The fetishization of virginity, of purity, is a common theme in theistic superstitions and one of the most backward, damaging, and insane.

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2 thoughts on “fingers up in your god fearing business if you want to be a civil servant

  1. Wonderful. And people want to know why there’s a surgery for that kind of “restoration”? Because of violations like this :-/

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