There are bound to be conflicts between scientific progress on one side and the purposes for which it is put on the other side. Likewise, social priorities versus liberty of personal choices. VIRGINITY is a fact establishable medically, but fast losing its relevance because of its devaluation in recent times. The devaluation has been because of myriad reasons:- the groom is not particular about this membrane, as a virtue; the religious indoctrination has thinned down (“If…no proof of the girl’s virginity can be found, she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death.” DEUTERONOMY 22:13-30The Bible); if the hymen is lost it could be reconstructed; hymen could be lost in strenuous activities also, etc. etc..
The issue has come to the foreground of the society in India because of the VIRGINITY TESTS conducted at the behest of the Government. The following is the news item on this:-
New Delhi: In a shocking incident scores of young women were allegedly subjected to virginity tests by the administration in Madhya Pradesh.
The young women were to get married under the Kanya Daan scheme in which mass marriages are performed by the Madhya Pradesh government.
It is a scheme on which Shivraj Singh Chauhan rode to poll victory. But now the scheme is gripped by a potentially crushing scandal after the brides were allegedly tested for virginity and 12 prospective brides were rejected after the tests.
“About 10-12 tested positive for pregnancy. They were sent to the SDM,” said Dr Reena Gautam, who allegedly carried out the tests.
“The scheme is meant for unmarried, for poor family girls, single adults, divorcees and also widow. Testing them for virginity cannot be more demeaning,” Congress MP Santosh Bagrodia said in Rajya Sabha on Monday.
WHY ARE WE OBFUSCATING ISSUES?
Because we want to create a bandwagon effect and get all the guys who support our agenda to join in and create an image bigger than reality!
WE HAVE TO DEFINE THE LOCUS STANDI FOR VIRGINITY TESTS. THAT IS THE POINT.
It was reported that when Prince Charles took Diana ( may her soul rest in peace) to be his wedded wife, the crown had subjected Diana to undergo various medical examination which included VIRGINITY TESTS also. If one uses one’s imagination, it is just that the Crown of England wanted an heir to the throne from the House of Windsors and no IMMACULATE CONCEPTION!!!
When, the royalty could, why should a common man’s desire, to have a virgin to be his wife so as to rule out the possibility of falsely raising someone’s kids as his own, be looked upon as anti-social?
However, it is never the Government’s duty to get involved in this debate, as this should be a fundamental personal right. The woman is at complete liberty NOT to submit to such an examination and NO ADVERSE INFERENCE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE MADE in case of SUCH NON-SUBMISSION.
Further, if a man insists on such a VIRGINITY TEST, it should be left for the man and woman to decide upon it on a contractual basis.
IT IS NOT PATRIARCHAL, NOR PAROCHIAL, IT IS TAKING UP CUDGELS FOR INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES AND TRUTH!
IF ONE WANTS VIRGINITY TESTS ON A WOMAN, HE HAS TO GET MARRIED TO HER, IF SHE IS FOUND TO BE A VIRGIN & IN FUTURE HE SHALL NOT RAISE QUESTIONS ON THE PATERNITY OF HER CHILDREN, AS ANY TRUANT PLAYED BY THE WOMAN WOULD BE ASCRIBABLE TO HIS NEGLIGENCE!!!