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Virginity Restoration on the European Taxpayer's Dime
by David J. Rusin • Jun 28, 2008 at 11:33 am
"The summer months are a big time for new hymens," notes a recent story from Denmark, one of many European countries that see more Muslims undergoing "virginity restoration" prior to marriage. A French woman of Moroccan descent illuminates the typical motive: "In my culture, not to be a virgin is to be dirt."
Take, for example, a controversial annulment ruling that has gripped French society:
Their marriage was annulled on the grounds that the bride had deceived the groom, but a court just overturned the order and will issue a new decision.
Many cultures place a strong emphasis on virginity. That is acceptable. Enforcing it through violence, or the threat of violence, is not. Consider one Muslim woman who chose the operation after an eight-year relationship with a boyfriend had come to an end:
Worse, European taxpayers increasingly foot the bill for these procedures. Last year it was revealed that Britain's publicly funded National Health Service performs hymenoplasties. Some local governments in Denmark are now paying for them as well:
The conservative Danish People's Party has pointed out the obvious: why not focus on the real source of the "security" problem by punishing the families that threaten these women?
As any doctor can testify, proper treatment begins with addressing the disease, not merely the symptoms.