Sep 1, 2013
School's virginity test proposal brings outrage from education officials
"We are planning a virginity test for SMA girls and their equivalent," H. M. Rasyid, head of the educational office in Prabumulih, South Sumatra, told Kompas on Aug. 19, according to the news site Khabar, Southeast Asia.
Minister Condemns Virginity Test
In a rare show of unity, Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali has joined the National Commission on Violence Against Women in the chorus condemning the proposed mandatory virginity test for high school girls.
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Last week reader Martin Vaala forwarded the poem below to us. At the time I thought it might be too harsh, and it may be, but it might also be just about right.
"Virginity Tests" Throw Spotlight on Indonesia's Conflicted Sexual Morality
A small-town education chief in Indonesia made headlines last week after he reportedly planned to impose mandatory virginity tests on female students entering high school.
Virginity and Morals I
I refer to the Aljazeera report, "Indonesians outrage over virginity test: Education chief in Indonesian city faces anger after proposing virginity tests for students entering high schools", August 22nd.