Words have power.
Let’s redefine what we think we know, then change what we think we can’t change.
WHY THIS BOOK?
|For centuries, many techniques (some more dangerous than others) have been used to test a woman’s “virginity” on and before her wedding night. Some of these are still practiced today in Morocco and other societies around the world. Idealized
and mythologized, the fabricated concept of “virginity” based on a thin membrane,
a certificate or a bloodstain on a bedsheet, has become the measure of a woman’s worth and value.
For the first time in history, we are fighting to turn the tables.
Sometimes a tradition can be embedded within a culture so deeply that questioning
it has never been considered. Patriarchal systems still aim to control women’s bodies and sexuality, that’s why we are insisting on a continuous fight for female sexual rights.
However, when we shed light on such topics, raise awareness, and ignite an open conversation, even when it is an uncomfortable one, we can limit and prevent harmful practices.
|This can only start with education on the topic.|