Tuesday, 29 September 2009

A new take on Purity Balls?

Making the rounds on the Islamophobic sex-crazed rightwingnut side of the blogosphere (here's a rather mild Canadian example) are posts based on this BBC report.
A leading Egyptian scholar has demanded that people caught importing a female virginity-faking device into the country should face the death penalty.

Abdul Mouti Bayoumi said supplying the item was akin to spreading vice in society, a crime punishable by death in Islamic Sharia law.

The device is said to release liquid imitating blood, allowing a female to feign virginity on her wedding night.

It is manufactured in China and is reported to be on sale in Syria for $15.

Look at all the goodies packed in there for the shrieeeeking hateslingers.

Death penalty -- probably by beheading -- for importing an innocuous product? Barbaric!

Women needing to fake virginity? Sluts! Atrocious treatment of women under Islam!

Weird obsession with virginity? Hmmm. That one is OK with the wingnutz because they are too.

So, I went looking for a description of the device and found that I missed it when it hit the Intertoobz last December via the Frisky.

From Our Bodies Our Blog:
According to the product description, once inserted the device “will expand a little and make you feel tight. When your lover penetrate [sic], it will ooze out a liquid that look [sic] like blood not too much but just the right amount. Add in a few moans and groans, you will pass through undetectable.”

The post included a link to a company offering it, but, sadly, the link no longer works.

Given that it is made in China -- a place not known for its purity of manufacturing standards -- it would be a pretty desperate woman who felt she had to try to fake her virginity using it. Let alone any worry about the death penalty for importing it.

But then being a woman in a society -- any society -- that treats its women like second-class citizens is often a desperate business.

There. A feminist has spoken.

5 comments:

deBeauxOs said...

Oh yuck. What a nasty little assemblage of odious religious fundamentalists and rightwing islamophobes on that google search page.

Berlynn said...

Fuck! It's really hard to stay grounded when reading this shit! What is their fucking problem? Talk about obsessive and possessive power-mongers who want to control everything, including women's bodies. GRRRR!!!

Greg said...

I was never obsessed with virginity ('cept maybe when I was trying to get rid of mine, but I digress).

Why would I care if a woman has it? What good is it anyway? A whole lot of drama and, I'm not a doctor, obviously, but my research indicates that vaginas can be involved in sex more than once.

Bina said...

Waitaminute--we're supposed to BLEED? Damn, when I first had sex, it barely even hurt (until I shifted position slightly, whereupon it became much easier), and I didn't bleed a drop.

Maybe I should have timed it for during the first two or three days of my period. Then there'd have been all the hurtin' and bleedin' a fella could possibly want to see.

These right-wing freaks with their fetish for women's blood and pain. Yeesh.

Rachid said...

If this product is to be questioned, it might be from the medical side and see to what extent is healthy and not from the side of morals. http://inspirationwriting.blogspot.com/2009/10/virginity-for-15.html

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