New York Legislators Propose Bill To Ban ‘Purity Exams’ Following T.I.’s Comments About His Daughter’s Virginity

By now you’re all aware of T.I. making headlines after he spoke openly about his daughter Dayjah Harris’ hymen.

Although he explained his statements on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, his opinions are still being talked about.

According to the Huffington Post, New York State lawmakers have newly introduced legislation that would ban doctors from performing what they call; “purity exams.’ Huffington Post says the legislation comes right on the heels of T.I. expressing that he attends annual check ups with his daughter Deyjah to assure her hymen is still intact.

Usually, doctors performing the exam would determine or not a woman is still a virgin based on the condition of her hymen. However, medical professionals, don’t consider it to be a reliable indicator of past sexual activity.

The bill, NY Senate Bill S6879, is sponsored by state Senator Roxanne Persaud. The proposed legislation would leave doctors subject to “penalties for professional misconduct” along with potential criminal sexual assault charges for performing or supervising the exams.

T.I.’s comments about his daughter Deyjah took the internet by storm after he said he makes it his business to ensure her hymen is still intact.

State Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, who is sponsoring the new legislation, had a lot to say about T.I.’s controversial comments.

“It’s misogynistic, it’s appalling,” she told The New York Post. “I was horrified to see this happening. If a celebrity can impose his power to ensure his 18-year-old daughter gets checked, imagine what can be done in households across New York State?”

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