Virginity Tests: The Fetishization of Chaste

Her lips thicken with a hasty smile — “She is fine. Nothing to worry about.” Overcome with tears of joy, a sigh of tormented relief escapes my mother — the illusion of nurture. And I lie down, disillusioned; I, who am muddied, and impure have been stripped of my dignity once more. _ A virginity…

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