How to lose your virginity

If that weren’t so appalling it would be laughable.

Girls at Islamic school banned from running, teachers claim

Girls at Al-Taqwa College have been banned from running at sporting events because the principal believes it may cause them to lose their virginity, former teachers claim

The principal of  Al-Taqwa school Mr Hallak  achieved some notoriety when he told The Age last month that he believed IS was a scheme by Israel and the US to control oil in the Middle East.

Al-Taqwa College principal Omar Hallak: A voice from the darkness
Al-Taqwa College principal Omar Hallak: A voice from the darkness

It makes you wonder what else is going on at that school in the name of education.

One commentator, Bernie Geary, Victorian Children’s Commissioner, said that it was cultural and religious.

Victorian Commissioner for Children and Young People, Bernie Geary.
Victorian Commissioner for Children and Young People, Bernie Geary.

No Byrne. It’s  just plain wrong. It won’t happen.  And kids shouldn’t be told that it will.

And you should stand up and say so.

The tragic thing is that there is a small group of young women who may be growing up thinking that running means that you lose your virginity. And more tragic is the fact that they live in a community where the virginity of young women is valued exceptionally highly.

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