Monday, May 30, 2011

Virginity Checks on Female Protesters. Outrageous.

I've just read this on CNN's website. Female protesters who were arrested in Cairo, Egypt were subjected to virginity tests back in the Egyptian protests earlier this year. Just recently, a senior Egyptian general admits that the virginity of the women were tested despite denials from other officials. The unidentified general gave the following statements in defense of the intrusive inspection:

"The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine," the general said. "These were girls who had camped out in tents with male protesters in Tahrir Square, and we found in the tents Molotov cocktails and (drugs)."

The general said the virginity checks were done so that the women wouldn't later claim they had been raped by Egyptian authorities.

"We didn't want them to say we had sexually assaulted or raped them, so we wanted to prove that they weren't virgins in the first place," the general said "None of them were (virgins)."

Outrageous I tell you.


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