Opinion

Virginity myth shames women

27 December 2020 - 00:00

Freedom of religion is a fundamental human right entrenched in SA’s constitution. And rightfully so. But even the most devout believers who are also rational thinkers (this is not always an oxymoron) will agree that almost all the world’s religions have their pitfalls when it comes to respecting women.

Christians frequently pat themselves smugly on the back when pointing to the oppression of women in some Islamic states, but at the heart of Christianity is a myth that has also caused immense harm to women...

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