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Would-Be Cops Face Indonesia's 'Virginity Test'

Female applicants still undergo 'demeaning' test: human rights group

(Newser) - Women hoping to become police officers in Indonesia need to be strong, healthy—and should have an intact hymen, officials say, to determine whether or not they are moral. The revelation has sparked a new round of debates about women's rights in this highly conservative nation, the New York ... More »

Death Penalty for Virginity- Faking Kit: Egypt Scholar

Said to spread vice, violate Islamic law

(Newser) - An Egyptian scholar wants the death penalty for anyone importing a device that helps women fake virginity—claiming it violates Islamic law by spreading perversion in society. The gadget releases a liquid that looks like blood, allowing a new bride to make it appear her hymen has been ruptured. The... More »

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