The tester would then open your vagina like when you enlarge something on your touchscreen phone with both hands in the vaginal opening. The virginity test is an ancient Zulu tradition popularly regarded as thr rite of passage to womanhood. It moves beyond the traditional debate between relativism and universalism in order to propose solutions to rights violations in culturally diverse contexts by exploring ideas of inclusive human rights and capabilities theories. The general secretary of a Saftu-affiliated union is being investigated for corruption. Virginity testing of children under the age of 16 is not allowed. The debate over virginity testing is an example of the clash common throughout Africa as governments try to regulate traditional practices that have long held sway, particularly in rural areas. ANC in mad rush to stamp out fires.
Virginity testing - absence of a small tissue becomes big issue
The young women who participate in virginity testing come from a wide range of backgrounds and not all of them maintain their virginity. Girls who pass are clearly marked for everyone to see. Here are the coverage plans and where to watch what. Girls who have recently passed the test or pass at the testing that day are permitted to join in the day-long festivities. Embarrassing Mother and her 5-month-old son banned from patronising pub. However there are some girls who are proud to take part in the ritual, with tens of thousands being tested ever month.
SABC Kweek - Culture of ukuhlolwa (virginity testing) – the pros and cons
We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all. Pochettino says he's 'happy' at Spurs. Hardship is often accompanied by a nostalgic and over-glorified view of the past, with people reminiscing about that time as though there were no challenges with those very same practices they are adopting today. Following the last Umhlana celebration, polygamous King Goowill Zwelithini spoke of his outrage at the photographing of the girls, and the discovery of them in various newspapers and all over the internet. There are aspects to ukuhlolwa that are worthy of maintaining.
How to deal with rape, which is at epidemic levels in South Africa, was one of the topics that came up during the session. Most Popular Now 56, people are reading stories on the site right now. For jobs updates only, follow naijajobfinder. Following Taylor, we have argued that these sides come from very different standpoints: I also interview testers from different backgrounds and who employ a range of approaches to the incorporation of information on sexuality into their virginity testing programs.