Update: The first tropical storm approaches the coast where I live…not predicted to be a strong storm but will get a bunch of rain and some wind…we should be safe from any major damage….this time.
Speaking of the “first”…….
Have you guys ever read a story or report that made you sit up and ask…..WTF?
Well, I read one that made me ask that question and shake my head….
It appears that some cultures still hang on the old belief of the purity of the woman they are about to marry…..yes I am talking about that virginity thing.
A story out of Tunisia about a procedure that is being done to solve that problem for some women……hymenoplasty.
In Tunisia, young women are expected to be virgins when they marry, leading to a growing trade in hymen reconstruction surgery.
Yasmine (not her real name) looks nervous. She’s biting her nails and checks her mobile phone constantly.
“I consider this to be deception and I’m really worried,” she says.
We’re on the fourth floor of a private clinic in Tunis – the gynaecology service. Around us in the pink waiting room, other women wait patiently to be seen.
Yasmine confides in me that she is having a hymenoplasty, a short procedure that promises to reconstruct her virginity surgically.
Personally, I do not understand this fixation on virginity….but then I do not have to worry about it.
What happens if the news gets out of which doctors are doing this….will there be a religious backlash?
What about the women themselves? If found out will they be safe?
Wave bye bye….time for me to shut it down for the day….back tomorrow with more stuff….chuq