Traditional notions of virginity focus on whether a woman has an intact hymen. The Yoruba people occupy majorly the South Western parts of the country but can also be found, although in small population in other parts of the country. It's time to rethink the social construction of "virginity" The false concept of purity can be detrimental for healthy sex lives and self-image. An article in The Economic Times1 points towards the trend according to which people in Asian countries lose their virginity at a much older age than those in the West. Holy virgins are female saints who took vows be a spouse of Christ and are held in high regard in Catholic society. But we can't change this male-privileged society. The parents of both families sometimes stay at the entrance of the house waiting for the cloth to be brought out of the house while some parents will be in their homes expecting result.
King Slates Virginity Testing Critics. The paper does not position itself within this debate. Most obviously, the rational, scientific, equal, self-owning and self-choosing modern subject is not a natural, inevitable product but a historically shaped one. This modern social construction of virginity is no longer about monetary value or continuing a bloodline, but about social control in the name of piety. Virginity in different cultures. Since there such a vast array of experiences that people identifying with a particular culture encounter, the differences in. The hymen is a thin piece of skin that covers the vaginal opening and protects the vagina.
Our great emotions are inner' Taylor Cultivating Subjectivities Taylor traces the historical roots of the modern sense of self to the Reformation. As per Occam and the nominalist school- and this idea was carried through to the Reformation- the good is whatever God wills. They are engaged by, and exist for the guidance of, local communities- communities that materially engage this cosmology in terms of a designated hierarchy. During the traditional era and before the advent of colonialism, virginity was held at high esteem among the Yoruba people.
Using Charles Taylor as a guide, it argues that the pre-modern porous self in the West was innately tied to a cosmology. For example, it gives opportunity to educate young girls about sex and sexuality. But that shows a completely primitive understanding of sexual violence, because of course a woman who is not a virgin can still be raped. Physically, it resulted in a drawing of boundaries, withdrawing from certain types of intimacy, and an increasing distance from certain bodily functions. Some young ladies have committed suicide because of the shame. In this view, human beings do not live in vertical time which is mediated via a cosmic hierarchy.