Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Moderate Indonesia Tests Female Police Recruit's Virginity

And what could possibly be wrong with that? 

Just a little "two finger" prodding of the hymen...nothing to see here.  Moderate, moderate, moderate.

"Human Rights Watch said in a report that such tests were a longstanding practice in Indonesia, where patriarchal attitudes and practices in the security forces are common."

"The report was based on interviews with female police officers and police applicants in six Indonesian cities who had undergone the so called "two-finger" test to determine whether their hymens are intact."


So moderate! Moderate fingers! I wonder how one becomes a certified Hymenologist in Indonesia, what kind of credentials one must have?

The Indonesians, for their part, remain defiant, insisting this is quite a normal, ordinary requirement of a job in law enforcement.

"The requirement is even posted on the jobs website for Indonesia's national police. On Tuesday it read, "In addition to the medical and physical tests, women who want to be policewomen must also undergo virginity tests. So all women who want to become policewomen should keep their virginity."

Well, duh! 

However, one of the occupational hazzards of hymen poking is that, yes-you might...well-here is the money quote. By the way, it doesn't actually say if the testers are male or female. And these "tests" are notoriously inaccurate. Imagine that.

"In a video interview recorded by the group, a 24-year-old Indonesian woman said she was among 20 applicants who underwent the test."

"I feared that after they performed the test I would not be a virgin anymore," she told the group in a silhouetted video interview. 

"They inserted two fingers with gels ... it really hurt."