Topic – Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
2) In a move to end gender-based discrimination and violence, UN agencies have called for a world-wide ban on virginity testing. Do you think the movie is justified. Comment.(250 words)
Why this question
Virginity testing is practiced in many countries of the world and is used in determining cases of rape as well. In this context it is essential to understand the logic behind the abhorrent practice and see whether the recent move by UN agencies is justified or not.
Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to form an opinion as to whether virginity testing should be banned or not. We have to form our opinion based on a proper discussion and presentation of valid arguments.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the virginity testing- why it is done- to confirm virginity of a prospective bride and to confirm incidence of a rape.
Write in detail about the virginity testing and whether it should be banned or not. E.g virginity” is not a medical or scientific term but a social, cultural and religious construct; Women are forced to undergo virginity testing for reasons, including requests from parents or potential partners to establish marriage eligibility or from employers for employment eligibility. Victims of rape are forced to go through the tests to ascertain whether or not rape ‘occurred’; It not only violate 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. 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. In extreme cases, women or girls may attempt suicide or be killed in the name of “honour” etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.