My column on the Malay Mail, The economics of virginity in patriarchal Malaysia, published 2nd February 2015:
Let’s forget that the hymen is central to the idea of (female) virginity.
Focus instead on virginity as a cultural and social form of control. When we do this, we will discover that virginity is only a construct rather than a “real” thing. Once we recognise that virginity is a man-made idea and serves the interests of straight male sexuality, we can expose its sinister purpose.
Read the rest here.