T.I. has been slammed by bosses at Planned Parenthood for taking his daughter to a gynecologist to verify her hymen, and to verify if her virginity, remains to be intact.
Speaking on the Ladies Like Us podcast the musician, actual title Clifford Harris, tried to clarify how vital it’s to him that his daughter Deyjah Harris waits for the right time earlier than having intercourse, saying he takes her for yearly journeys to the gynaecologist.
Deyjah, who’s now at school, preferred tweets branding her father “possessive” and now chiefs on the U.S. reproductive well being charity have waded into the dispute by giving T.I. a biology lesson concerning the hymen and the character of virginity.
“Idk (I don’t know) who needs to hear this but virginity is a made-up social construct, and it has absolutely nothing to do with your hymen,” the primary in a collection of tweets from their account reads.
“A virgin is someone who’s never had sex. But “sex” means various things to totally different individuals, so “virginity” does too. Many don’t care what it means or assume it issues. Whatever you imagine, the actual fact is you’ll be able to’t inform if somebody’s had intercourse by checking their hymen,” they proceed.
“The hymen is a thin, fleshy tissue that’s located at the opening of your vagina. Like other parts of our bodies, hymens are a little different for everyone.”
Experts on the non-profit went on to clarify that hymens are penetrable by sanitary merchandise, in case girls are fearful about utilizing one.
T.I. initially mentioned on the podcast: “Deyjah’s 18, just graduated high school now, and she’s attending her first year of college, figuring it out for herself. And yes, not only have we had the conversation (about sex), we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen.”
Quite a few well-known faces shared their outrage over the rapper’s feedback; The Handmaid’s Tale star Madeline Brewer tweeted, “This makes me feel physically ill. It’s abhorrent,” whereas Chrissy Teigen added: “Def did not think we would be talking about hymens today. or TI.”