Mubarak is gone, but the army is still in power. Can we hope for change?
Egyptian general admits 'virginity checks' conducted on protesters
This is their excuse:
"The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine," the general said. "These were girls who had camped out in tents with male protesters in Tahrir Square, and we found in the tents Molotov cocktails and (drugs)."
The general said the virginity checks were done so that the women wouldn't later claim they had been raped by Egyptian authorities.
"We didn't want them to say we had sexually assaulted or raped them, so we wanted to prove that they weren't virgins in the first place," the general said. "None of them were (virgins)."
Because only virgins can be raped, you see...
These women=so, so brave.