An Egyptian administrative court issued an order Tuesday banning virginity tests for female detainees, months after several women alleged they were subjected to such examinations following a March protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

The ruling comes in the case of Samira Ibrahim, a 25-year-old marketing manager who took the country’s military led-government to court in August, alleging she was among those subjected to the test after her arrest during the March 9 protest. She said she faced death threats after bringing the case….

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Notice how the government spokesman said,
“Those tests are not considered a crime.”

Notice how the SCAF general said,
“The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine.”


Sounds a lot like that funny little thing they say about rape victims:
“She was asking for it.”

This time, though, it’s got family connotations:
“She deserved it because she’s not one of us.”

I’d rather be one of them, then one with him.
Any day or night for the rest of my life.

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