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New York State Lawmakers Forward Legislation To Ban Virginity Checkups!

#Cousins , it appears that the general public is not buying #TI ‘s response in regards to his parental tactics involving the status of his daughter’s virginity at all. So much so that #NewYork state lawmakers have began taking the necessary steps to legally prohibit doctors from performing virginity examinations!


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According to The Slot; New York Senator’s Roxanne J. Persuad and State Assembly woman Michalle Solages paired up with co-sponsors Rick Gottfried, Andrew Hevesi, and Walter T. Mosley to forward Senate bill S6897.


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Persuad’s states that virginity should not be used as a weapon or tool; indicating that this bill is necessary in order ensure the safety of all young women and girls. She goes on to say “These examinations are not only a violation of women’s and girls’ human rights, but in cases of rape can cause additional pain and mimic the original act of sexual violence, leading to re-experience, re-traumatization and re-victimization,” according to the memo. “Many women suffer from adverse short- and long-term physical, psychological and social consequences of this practice. This includes anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.“


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Also noting that allowing virginity check ups sends a direct message to society that a woman’s sexual experience should be manipulated, monitored or controlled. The ban also enforces legal consequences for any medical profession that conducts these exams. They will be identified as issuing “ an act of professional misconduct” and will be charged with class D felony of first-degree sexual abuse.


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Reports read that Assemblywoman Solages stated in an interview with The New York Post that she was baffled by TI’s actions.“I was horrified to see this was happening. If a celebrity can impose his power to ensure his 18-year-old daughter gets checked, imagine what can be done in households across New York state?”

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