This Egyptian lawmaker wants to require all women who want to go to college to first prove their virginity, and we are NOT HAPPY

Get ready for your feminist heart to burst into flames, because, apparently, an Egyptian lawmaker has hopes to force all women who plan to go to college in Egypt go through a mandatory virginity test, and we are SO ANGRY RIGHT NOW. Like, seriously? In what world is something as blatantly sexist (and straight up disgusting) as this even close to okay?

According to the Washington PostElhamy Agina, a member of Egyptian Parliament, expects women to prove that they’re virgins before they enter higher education.


In a translation of a statement Agina gave to Egypt’s Youm 7 newspapers by, Agina argues,

"Any girl who enters university, we have to check her medical examination to prove that she is a Miss. Therefore, each girl must present an official document upon being admitted to university stating she's a Miss."

Mic states that “Miss” is recognized as a word for women who are virgins, a concept so outdated at this point that we aren’t even sure what to do with our rage.

In an interview with Egyptian Streets, Agina explained,

"No one should be upset by this decision."


Proving that he has no idea how ~the modern woman~ thinks. We’re just, like, UGH, YOU GUYS. Proving virginity? Really? This is so disturbing, so sexist, and so unfair. We hope that the rest of parliament pushes back against this ridiculous suggestion.

H/T Mic

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