Virginity in the Public Eye
14 October, 2010
Virginity in the Public Eye

This newspaper is in the first place meant for the people who want to know Georgia better and need the English language to achieve the goal.

There is one curious thing happening here – virginity (I mean the physical virginity of a female) is very much in the public eye today in Georgia.  Television and radio stations, magazines and all kinds of other media are vehemently discussing the theme, and discussing it, they are turning it into a satirical controversy which

is fed to the public who does not have the faintest clue what this institution (Institution!) means in general and how it should be handled in a culture like ours. We want the world to get a better picture of Georgia and we are neither embarrassed nor ashamed of running the topic in the Paper. Let the world know where we are coming from – after all we are building a civic liberal society with all its merits and flaws, assets and liabilities, evil and good. The Georgian society is split on the issue, part saying that virginity is clearly a vestige of the past and the tradition should be done away with immediately; others want to qualify the female virginity as something valuable and necessary to be tenderly preserved until the first connubial night. The difference between the two groups is so radical that they don’t even want hear each other. Journalists are trying to handle the problem as professionally (They think!) as the can imagine, based on their reasonably priced education and talent. Both the hosts and their respondents are touching upon every possible detail of female virginity, including the possibility (and even a need in certain cases) of artificial restoration of virginity provided it was lost in premarital sexual relations at times of pleasurable frolic or otherwise. What is not mentioned at all in those journalistic deliberations is that Georgia might have a reason – social, psychological and philosophical – to be preoccupied with the issue. That’s why the issue’s superfluous topicality in our modern-day Georgia! Not one journalist has ever asked a question on any of those functional and more or less popular TV programs, unless my memory is catastrophically failing me, why Georgia is so terribly obsessed with the problem which is no longer a problem anywhere in the civilized world (Probably!) except here in this country. Here is my attitude, not the opinion of course: Let us ask ourselves the question why we have a necessity of discussing the theme. Where is the problem rooted? And let’s make scientifically and philosophically justified and psychologically corroborated conclusions which will help this nation in getting rid of the egregiously unwanted taboos and stereotypes or vice versa - maintain all of these in an untouched fashion. We need a consensus here so that nobody is embarrassed and depressed any more because we don’t know how to handle a little piece of a hymen which is giving a monstrous headache to the entire Georgian people. We have to understand once and for all what is most acceptable and humanely normal when we are considering the female virginity. I personally need to be free from any consideration of the issue. I want my people not to be obsessed with the subject any longer. Would this be too much to be asking for?

 

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