To be quite honest I began writing this as a Punny (ok idiotic) look at biological terms..such as..
Is it true that when you urinate, you're innate?
Then I was going to speculate on whether they could have picked a worse name for the so called 'virginity' membrane than
the HI MEN!?
Historically male dominated cultures around the world mistakenly identified an intact hymen as an indication of sole proprietary ownership.
Remarkably this ancient double standard was in practice until the late 1960s when the advent of the perfunctory ritual known as going all the way on the High School Graduation Night obliterated any chance of ever meeting a 19 year old virgin never mind marrying one.
Did you know that the hymen has no known 'anatomical function' and that it was named after HYMENAEUS the Greek God of weddings and marriage. Hymie was the son of LOVE Goddess, Aphrodite, and PARTY ANIMAL, Bacchus.
Speaking of myths...according to Wiki there was a movement started in Sweden a few years ago to have the Hymen considered a social and cultural myth because
A."there are no accurate medical descriptions of what it consists of" and
B "it further contributes to deeply rooted stereotypes of women's roles in sexual relations with men."
I just watched a movie tonight about Joan of Arc wherein the Dauphin's courtiers had to check her 'hyaena' in front of about 100 people ..she wasn't laughing.....
Why would they do that?...
DUH!...to see if she really was a fully hymenated virgin who was sent by God to kill Englishmen..makes perfect sense.
As I searched for some sort of photo or illustration that was 'office safe' and didn't look like I was writing an essay on oysters, my mind shifted into full misanthropic rage.
Suddenly I discover that the hymen does have an 'anatomical function' and it becomes a matter of life and death in certain parts of the world...
It is beyond belief that so called Honour Rape and Killing is especially prevalent (or atleast reported) in Pakistan,as well as India and parts of the Middle East. Pakistan of course is our ally in the war on terror...even though this deplorable domestic form of 'terrorism' still goes on and despite the fact that the whole world knows that Osama bin Laden has been living there for years...wtf!
btw..Regarding 'honour' I understand that some Islamic clerics state that the true Koranic penalty for adultery is
100 lashes if the transgressors are unmmarried and
death if they are married..
but only if 4 witnesses observed the actual event!
GMAFB! (starts with give and ends with break)
Naturally the so called commodification of women is used by weasely little pricks to gain access to money and land and as a form of blackmail to threaten others.
MUKHTIAR BIBI is one of the bravest women on the entire planet. She fought back and gained international attention. Mukhtaran_Bibi
I hope that she is President of Pakistan one day and as her first order of business applys the full force of the government to end this horror once and for all.
One can never underestimate the Power of Hymyth.