April 30, 2007

(Almost) Like A Virgin: Traditional Muslim Women Seeking Hymen Repair Surgery
— Ace

The Patriarchy, Old School:

This 30-minute outpatient procedure, called "hymenoplasty" and costing between 1,500 and 3,000 euros ($2,000-$4,000), is increasingly popular among young women of North African descent in France.

No exact figures exist to say how many such operations are done, but the woman's surgeon says he gets three to five queries and performs one to three hymenoplasties each week. Demand has been rising for the past three or four years.

Doctor Marc Abecassis, whose office is near the chic Champs Elysees, sees the rise in religion among France's five million Muslims fuelling this trend. His patients are between 18 and 45 years old, Muslim, born both in France and in North Africa.

"Many of my patients are caught between two worlds," said Abecassis. They have had sex already but are expected to be virgins at marriage according to a custom that he called "cultural and traditional, with enormous family pressure."

For this woman, the decision to have the surgery came after she broke up with a boyfriend who had pressured her into having sex. Unable to cope with breaking family tradition, she felt a hymenoplasty would help put her life back together again.

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A leading Muslim spokesman said Islam says bride and groom should be virgins before marriage, but did not take a clear stand for or against hymenoplasties.

"If someone committed a sin, the essential thing is to repent," said Lhaj Thami Breze, head of the Union of French Islamic Organizations.

For many doctors, resewing the hymen goes against their ideals of sexual freedom and personal liberty.

"The surgery is an attack on women's dignity," said Professor Jacques Lansac, president of The National College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of France. "We will not take part in a market that places value on the quality of a woman -- if she's good or not. It is an attack on women's liberty."

Of course, this being France, the procedure is usually subsidized:

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The church-state issue flared up in 2004 when France passed a law banning religious garb, notably headscarves, from state primary and secondary schools.

Since then, Abecassis said, some Muslims in France have been putting much more emphasis on certain customs as a way of expressing their identity. "Today it's the two 'V's' -- veil and virginity," he said. "It's a social phenomenon."

Surprisingly, French social security reimburses some of the cost of the operation in cases of rape or trauma. "Ninety-nine percent of the time, the claim is a fraud," he added.

Thanks to dri.

Related: Iran cracks down on "loose women" who whorishly expose their foreheads. And clothiers have been ordered to saw off the breasts of their manneikins.

A round-up from the Patriarchy, Central Asian Division, at Hot Air.

Posted by: Ace at 08:52 AM | Comments (26)
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1

Is this where someone posts a link to Madona's viedo?


Posted by: Paladin at April 30, 2007 09:02 AM (2X4q0)

2 This is nothing but a plot by the Jooos.  Hymen.  Hymie. You decide.

Posted by: choo choo bonewagon at April 30, 2007 09:10 AM (m2CN7)

3 I don't think there's enough money in France's budget to perform that one.

Posted by: MlR at April 30, 2007 09:10 AM (mX6h5)

4 All of this can be avoided if the girl just takes it in the pooper.  She's still a "virgin" on her wedding day!

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2007 09:11 AM (mAhn3)

5

Some doctors are refusing to do it? 


So when a girl comes in and says "I want you to perform a hymenoplasty, without which I will be socially ostracized and possibly murdered by my own family members," the doctor says "no, I'm going to assume your traditionally violent and misogynist co-religionists will see embrace enlightened liberalism any day now, and I don't want to be personally responsible for keeping them in the dark ages."


Great.


Posted by: Sobek at April 30, 2007 09:13 AM (6GK9U)

6

It's more along the lines of "I don't care what your family does to you, you are merely a women and the wants and desires of Muslim men (who will chop off my head if I offend them) are more important"


 


Posted by: BattleofthePyramids at April 30, 2007 09:23 AM (eEPnr)

7 I am a retired investor on a pension, and I wished to live there as a Jew in the twilight of my life.

What?

Oh, nevermind, so...enjoy the cake.

Posted by: Hyman Roth at April 30, 2007 09:27 AM (t+mja)

8 Surprisingly, French social security reimburses some of the cost of the
operation in cases of rape or trauma. "Ninety-nine percent of the time,
the claim is a fraud," he added.


Fraud or not, at least the infidels are building up a database so who we need to punish when the Caliphate is restored.

Posted by: Mullah Dadullah at April 30, 2007 09:30 AM (NP8hw)

9 Turning French women back into virgins seems like a lost cause, especially on the government dime. You'd think that the French government would have the class to subsidize underarm depilatory products before this nonsense.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2007 09:32 AM (tVbxd)

10

None of this is anywhere near as threatening to women as those Catholic ideologues, ALL MALE!, on SCOTUS who banned a single type of infanticide!


OOPS, I mean late term fetus termination which like saves a bunch of women's lives and stuff.


Posted by: Jay at April 30, 2007 09:33 AM (VZ0Yh)

11 I don't know about you guys, but is there any part of a woman sexier than the forehead?  Maybe ankles.  I'm getting horny just thinking about them.  If I saw an uncovered forehead, I think I might just lose all control.  Of course, vaginas scare the bejeses out of me.  Think there's a connection?

Posted by: OU_Muslim at April 30, 2007 09:40 AM (HPU22)

12

Q.  What's the difference between a male forehead and a female forehead?


A.  Muslims are gay.


Posted by: Emperor of Icecream at April 30, 2007 09:50 AM (w4Bx4)

13 An attack on women's dignity?  I'll have you know that I've undergone this surgury, and I found it to be very liberating.


Posted by: John Edwards at April 30, 2007 10:03 AM (4xbsD)

14 There was a fatwa in Egypt back in February that permitted them.

Article here.

See also here.

Posted by: Attila (Pillage Idiot) at April 30, 2007 10:07 AM (RxE9L)

15 FAKE BUT ACCURATE!

On a relaed note, I'm disappointed in all of you. I shouldn't have been the first one to make that comment.

Posted by: Jack M. at April 30, 2007 10:09 AM (gfp19)

16 I've given up pointing out to self-proclaimed "adamant ass-kicking feminists" of my acquaintance that camels have more rights and freedoms under Islam than women. They just don't care.

Posted by: Heather at April 30, 2007 10:09 AM (yG+tb)

17 If France is now willing to pay for the rehymenization of a woman, when will they finally get around to attaching a set of testicles to the entire country?

Posted by: wiserbud at April 30, 2007 10:10 AM (cEYYd)

18 wiserbud: they have to find willing donors first.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2007 10:12 AM (tVbxd)

19 >>I've given up pointing out to self-proclaimed "adamant ass-kicking feminists" of my acquaintance that camels have more rights and freedoms under Islam than women. They just don't care.

Well, you have to admit, camels are hot.

http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/
idUSKUA74812720070427?feedType=RSS

Posted by: JackStraw at April 30, 2007 10:16 AM (t+mja)

20 they have to find willing donors first.

I'd give them mine, but they have to promise to wash them now and again.

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at April 30, 2007 10:20 AM (cEYYd)

21 Let's be honest, how else did those jihadis think they were going to get their 72 virgins?

Posted by: Iblis at April 30, 2007 10:43 AM (9221z)

22

Q.  What's the difference between a male forehead and a female forehead?


A.  Muslims are gay.


I may be exposing my own obtuseness, but... Huh????


Posted by: OU_Gryphon at April 30, 2007 10:43 AM (HPU22)

23 French social security reimburses some of the cost of the operation in
cases of rape or trauma. "Ninety-nine percent of the time, the claim is
a fraud," he added.


And from Ace's next story...

"Something must have happened," the feminists continue to insist.

Which oddly is still in context.  Can we blame this on Socialism? 

Lets have a new group.
Feminists Against The Assorted Socialist States (yep, tied in another story)...

I got nothing to tie to to zombies tho... I'm done.

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