This virginity test for girls who want to apply for high school was firstly proposed by Bambang Bayu Suseno, a Jambi province local parliamentarian. On this Tuesday, the Indonesian government finally dismissed that proposal to force teenage schoolgirls to undergo virginity tests. Wahyu Hutomo, the Women’s affairs ministry official, said such tests would violate basic human rights and potentially harm the health of our youth psychologically. It is more effective for our generation to receive moral education from their parents at home, especially with the (bad) influence from the Internet.
Lawmakers in Sumatra island’s Jambi province have agreed to drop the idea. Suseno believes girls should be required to pass virginity tests before they can enter state-funded high schools, citing concerns over pre-marital sex among teenagers in the Muslim-majority country. The idea is simple. Parents are obviously afraid of their daughters being deflowered before the time comes, so before they continue their studies they can undergo a virginity test and automatically protect their dignity, Suseno said.
Why are girls who lose their virginity allowed to go to public school?
Indonesian officials are struggling to balance the country’s rapid modernization, especially the runaway growth of Internet use, with traditional, mainly Muslim values.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has signed a controversial anti-pornography law, backed filters against online pornography and warned that a “frenzy” of Internet use could tear the nation apart.
I have question, why are girls who lose their virginity allowed to go to public school? Your comments are really appreciated.