A new bill was initiated which could ban the 'purity tests.'
A new legislation introduced by the legislators in New York would seek to ban 'purity exams' from being done by medical examiners. The new measure comes in the wake of T.I.'s ridiculous comments about his daughter on a show where he spoke about how he gets her daughter regularly checked to ensure she was still a virgin.
As reported by Huffington Post, there is no medical definition of virginity and it is more of a social and religious construct. Even in the medical profession, the intactness of hymen is not the perfect indicator of the sexual activity of a woman. And the virginity or purity exams are nothing more if not highly intrusive procedures.
According to the Huffington Post report, presented verbatim: "The New York Senate bill, S6879, is sponsored by state Sen. Roxanne Persaud and its New York Assembly counterpart is sponsored by state Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages and co-sponsored by Rick Gottfried, Andrew Hevesi and Walter T. Mosley. Their legislation would subject doctors to “penalties for professional misconduct” along with potential criminal sexual assault charges for performing or supervising the exams."
The rapper is facing a major backlash for his actions and words and it was reported that his daughter had even blocked him on social media. Either way, this new legislation may actually be a great step ahead in banning this practice, once and for all.