Canada: "Re-Virgining Muslim Women".
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
An issue at hand is should Canada's Health Care pay $5,000.00 to re-virgin Muslim women?
Hell , for that matter should we have to pay $5,000 for any woman to regain her virginity?
Apparently France and other western countries pay for it.
Now while I am not opposed to necessary surgeries, if one is promiscuious to begin with, decieving a husband Muslim or otherwise of your virginity puts you on the wrong side of the bed anyways.
Women lose their hymen through other activities besides Sexual contact. Horseback riding, Cycling and most sports where bodily strain of the lower extremities occurs would surely do it.
If a sexual assault was the cause, then by all means it should be performed for free. There was an issue where men who were circumsized as babies wanted the state to pay to reattach their foreskin. This because as babies, they felt they had no say in the circumcision.
If a man regardless of religion or culture only wants to marry a virgin, especially in western society, he better get used to being alone.
As for Canada paying for this procedure? I think our health care system is stretched mighty thin as it is, don't you?
Barbara Kay, Re-Virgining:
Should the state pay for modern Muslim women to deceive traditional Muslim grooms?
Posted: June 11, 2008, 9:05 PM by Jonathan Kay
Should the state pay for sexually active women to revert to virginity? Or rather pay for an operation that will allow them to give the impression that they are virgins?
France does, even though France is such a militantly secular nation that hijabs are banned in school, and even though the only women interested in "hymenoplasty," as the procedure is known, are Muslims for whose intended husbands their non-virginity will be a deal-breaker.
Dr Bernard Paniel is an obstetrician-gynecologist for France's public health system, and over many years has become the go-to guy for Muslim women who need to be "mended" before their wedding night, or face the wrath of their shamed, traditionally-minded grooms and the probable annulment of their marriage. Dr Paniel "mends" about 30 broken hymens a year with a simple procedure that can be performed with a local anesthetic. He considers himself the "oil in the machine" that allows tradition to carry on, and is teaching the procedure, which he learned as a visiting doctor in a Tunisian hospital in the 1960s, to his younger colleagues.
Dr Paniel doesn't issue "virginity certificates" as some of his colleagues do, but perhaps just as controversially - and resulting in the same effect - he does provide his patients with vials of blood to produce on their wedding night. It is an understatement to observe that such (in our culture) medieval-era proofs of virginity - blood on the wedding night sheets displayed to witnesses - is utterly outmoded, a relic of pre-enlightened times in Judaism and Christianity. But the continuing, and consequential fixation with virginity amongst observant Muslim men is a reality, and the practice of hymenoplasty has now become a legal and political hot chestnut in France.
For in April a court in the northern French city of Lille annulled a marriage between a convert to Islam and a French woman of North African provenance on the grounds that her husband had discovered on their wedding night that she was not a virgin. It is expected that the ruling will encourage Muslim men with retrograde views of women's obligations to believe the state supports their perspective. This will escalate demands for premarital virginity inspections, which in turn will up the demand for hymenoplasties.