From The Hindustan Times By Elaine Ganley Chastity can exact a painful price from young Muslim women, forced into lies or surgery to go to the marriage bed as virgins. Hymen repair, fake virginity certificates and other deceptions, said to be commonplace in some Muslim countries, are practiced in France and elsewhere in Europe, where Muslim girls are more emancipated but still live under rigid codes of family honor. Such ploys have saved many a young woman from scorn and worse. But they also clash with the more liberal social mores of France and Europe, where some decry it as an attack on human rights. The procedures are legal but shrouded in silence - "something that passes through nonofficial channels," via friends or the Internet, said Dr. Nathan Wrobel. "There are circuits that lead women to me." Tango’s Take Yikes. In the US, all you have to do is wear a dress that’s off-white (or hussy white as some call it) and everything’s cool (a special thank you to The Critic for that joke). We’re not sure where to go with this but it really is a bad deal for everyone involved. Women have to jump through all sorts of hoops just so that they’re husbands (who probably can’t tell the difference) can keep their honor intact. The husbands lose out because they get a completely inexperienced sex partner. The doctors lose out because all of this has to be done in private with maximum risk for discovery. And everyone loses out because we’re sure that some level of insurance fraud is taking place here. Let’s hope that, eventually, the world can get some perspective and start being a little nicer to each other. Read More Of The Original Article…
This piece of paradise is about as remote as it gets, and can only be reached by private boat. Located near the small fishing village Ruarwe on the northern shore of Africa's Malawi lake, this eco-lodge is surrounded by cascading waterfalls, mango trees, and jungle canopies. Their restaurant and bar lies within the granite boulders of an ancient waterfall and is lush with vegetarian snacks as well as a myriad of fresh fruit alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Between Nkhata Bay and Chitimba, Boghoyo, Malawi
Photo: Lake Paradise