When I was a teenager, I remember hearing some slightly older female friends cracking up over the line, “Let’s go to California and start over again as virgins.”
Only it should be “Toronto,” not “California,” the reason being that you do not want your Muslim husband to beat you.
Lina, 20, is originally from Afghanistan and isn’t surprised the surgery is now available in Canada.
“My friend heard that it was going on in Saudi Arabia because people fear their husbands,” she said.
“If she doesn’t get it done, then they are going to find out that she wasn’t pure on the wedding night, but if she does get the surgery done, they could find out that she wasn’t pure and got this surgery in secret, which would be very bad.”
File under “Desert Monotheisms.”