There's Another Word For The 'Test' They Made Her Take. I Don't Even Want To Say It.

If you are a woman and you want to protect the peace in Indonesia, you must first undergo a virginity test.


"There were 20 candidates put inside a room where we were ordered to take off our clothes within three minutes."


"They [the medical staff] then checked different parts of our bodies."

"After the physical exam, we were told to enter another room two candidates at a time, and that's where they tested our virginity. They tested by inserting two fingers using gel. It hurt a lot. One of my friends even fainted."

Virginity testing is degrading, and it's discriminatory against women.

And besides, the two-finger test for virginity, which is used to check whether a woman's hymen is intact, is a completely discredited and unscientific practice.

If you are reading this, you likely don't live in Indonesia. So you may be saying to yourself, "What can I do to stop these things (and other bad things like this) from happening in the world?" The truth is that you can do a lot. It's your voice that creates change. A conversation with a group of friends or a simple share on your Facebook feed can educate masses of people.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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