Indonesia urged to drop virginity tests for female police, military recruits

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Indonesia President Joko Widodo (R) reviews members of the Indonesian military's special forces after becoming an honorary member at the armed forces' headquarters, Cilangkap Jakarta April 16, 2015 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Photo courtesy Reuters.

Indonesia President Joko Widodo (R) reviews members of the Indonesian military's special forces after becoming an honorary member at the armed forces' headquarters, Cilangkap Jakarta April 16, 2015 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Photo courtesy Reuters.

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(Reuters) Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, last year admitted it conducted virginity tests on women trying to join the police or military even though the World Health Organization says the test has no scientific validity.

  • Jon

    Indonesia is spectacularly succeeding in making Muslims worldwide look like members of a harmful, Neanderthal religion.

  • Ben in oakland

    Funny, I betcha there is no virginity test for unmarried men, nor is there any expectation of one. Because there is no way they are going to ask a man to swear on Allah that he is a virgin, and therefore open to ridicule, or not a virgin, and therefore open to hell on earth.

    But sure, Gotta apply a medically bogus test to the womenfolk. Wouldn’t want want of them who is anything less tha pure serving the public.