Ban Virginity Testing in Chicago

Ban Virginity Testing in Chicago

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Gianna Christensen started this petition to Representative Jan Schakowsky

Women for centuries have faced so much oppression especially regarding virginity. Virginity test were invented to make sure a young woman is staying "pure" and is a virgin on her wedding night, in fact, many grooms make sure that on the night after the wedding, after the couple has had sex, that there is blood on the sheet below them indicating that it was indeed the bride's first time.

A virginity exam is when two fingers are inserted into a woman’s vagina to see if her hymen is still intact, if it is she is a virgin, if not she is presumed to have had sex. The flaw in this procedure is that 1. it is in no way scientific because some women are born without hymens or have they been broken either during masturbation, the use of a tampon, or even horseback riding. Reason number 2. is that this is an invasive procedure and many women are influenced into consenting to it and are often minors.

This petition is in no way meant to harm or insult any cultures or religion, rather, to inform people on an outdated and harmful procedure. This petition is being sent to Jan Schakowsky because she is Congresswoman for one of Chicago's most diverse district and I would greatly appreciate some signatures to help notify her.

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