US rapper draws outrage with daughter ‘virginity test’

he escorts Deyjah Harris to the doctor’s office after each birthday to “check her hymen”.

“Usually like the day after the [birthday] party, she’s enjoying her gifts, I put a sticky note on the door: ‘Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30’,” TI, whose real name is Clifford Harris, told the presenters.

The trips began after Deyjah’s 16th birthday, Harris said, and his daughter was required to sign a waiver allowing the doctor to share the “results” with him.

…”It’s extremely abusive to police your daughter’s hymen and any doctor who would participate in such an act needs to lose their license,” tweeted author Ijeoma Oluo.

…Jennifer Gunter, a gynaecologist and bestselling writer, added that “hymen exams are medically not a thing”, and that the so-called tests “support a disgusting patriarchal trope”.

The presence of an intact hymen – which can easily be broken without engaging in sexual activity – is not regarded as an effective way to test virginity.

US rapper draws outrage with daughter ‘virginity test’ | USA News | Al Jazeera

At least he cannot legally force her to do this anymore.

Medically unfeasible and morally obnoxious.

…All of those jokes about Dad’s threatening the men who date their daughters support this kind of thinking.

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