Twin Falls, ID | An Idaho woman is suing the Kotex company for $1.4 million dollars after she claims one of her daughters lost her virginity while using a tampon. The family’s attorney claims the product’s packaging did not issue any warning about the possibility of losing one’s own virginity while using the product.
“Why is there no warning that a women’s hymen can be broken when the tampon is inserted into the vaginal region? This is the question we ask,” explained Ben Ali Mufta, the family attorney.
“The breaking of the hymen and resulting loss of virginity of my client’s daughter will have dire consequences for this young girl for the rest of her life,” he told local reporters. “This is a tragedy that could have been easily prevented had the company taken its responsibilities,” he acknowledged yesterday. The breaking of the hymen and resulting loss of virginity will have dire consequences for the young girl, believes family attorney, Ben Ali Mufta.
Fatima Ushban, Muslim mother of five and recently immigrated from Bangladesh, believes the company has tarnished her young daughter’s body. “Who will want of my daughter now? Her body has been defiled, she is dirty!” she told local reporters in tears. “What will I do with her? Who will want to marry her now?” she asks about her 11-year-old daughter, visibly distraught by the whole affair.
An Offensive Gesture Prohibited by Quoran
Local imam, Yasaf Budut, claims the use of tampons is not allowed by Islamic law. “All forms of masturbation are prohibited by Islamic law,” he acknowledges. “It is offensive to have this cotton inserted fully in the internal part of the vagina, because it resembles masturbation,” he explains.
“The Quran is clear about this: make not your own hands contribute to your own destruction,” he warns, in hope that other young women will avoid such “dangerous and immoral” practices. Local imam, Yasaf Budut, claims the use of tampons is prohibited by Islamic law because it ressembles masturbation.
Although the breaking of the hymen is usually believed to occur during a first sexual contact, the hymen of a woman may be broken in many ways: Injury, accident, playing sports, riding a bicycle, penetration of any sort such as a medical examination, use of tampons, or a douche, admit experts.
|Mother, her lawyer, and local anti-tampon Imam.|
A recently issued fatwa said that women shouldn’t touch fruit/vegetables such as bananas, cucumbers, carrots and eggplants because they resembled male genitalia.
Sometimes a Muslim cleric has to issue an edict for the jokes to write themselves. This was evidenced on Thursday in a so-called edict by a Muslim cleric calling for a ban on women touching phallic-shaped fruit. It was bound to elicit outrage and ridicule alike.
The brouhaha erupted after the publication of a report in the Egyptian newspaper Bikya Masr on Thursday, which quoted the website El-Senousa, on which an unnamed cleric in Europe said that women shouldn’t touch fruit/vegetables such as bananas, cucumbers, carrots and eggplants because they resembled male genitalia.
It set social media forums aflame with Twitter users suggesting other fruit that should be banned for resembling female anatomy (hint: peaches). The ludicrousness of the matter also attracted the attention of news outlets, many of whom ran the story ─ and everyone had a good laugh, or a good cry, while a whole lot of Muslims hung their heads in shame.
It was a good day on Twitter for cucumber jokes and the story should end here except for one teeny tiny thing: no one can verify this story. According to the Canadian news site Straight.com, it’s been difficult to find the El-Senousa site on which Bikya Masr based its article. A simple search of the website takes you to a list of articles on the story being quoted, but not to the main site itself.
Leaving aside the many, many conspiracy theories that may be espoused, the more disturbing aspect is everyone’s rush to judgment. Granted, this supposed cleric wouldn’t be the first to make ridiculous pronouncements or paint Muslims in psycho-delic colors.
That silly “judgments” posing as fatwas are routinely passed, and unquestioningly so ─ just this past Tuesday we published a story on a slew of fatwas by Egyptian Salafis, including one banning women from wearing high heels outside their homes ─ is depressing.
And it makes anything possible, including the unbelievable ban on women touching phallic fruit lest it lead to their arousal. It’s easy to believe it but irresponsible to retweet, forward on and so forth as fact when that is not necessarily the case.
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