Monday, September 22, 2014

“Right to Virginity” in China is Worth $5,000

China: Raw Story reports that a woman was awarded $5,000 after suing a man—whom she dated and had a sexual relationship with—that she didn’t know was married.

The Chinese court ruled that the law protected the woman’s “right to virginity” as a “moral right” relating to “sexual freedom, sexual safety and sexual purity,” according to Raw Story. The court granted the plaintiff $5,000 in damages, versus the $81,000 she originally sought.

Alternatively, in Thailand, virginity is a property right as applicable to the practice of a groom giving a bride’s family a dowry. The bride’s virginity is one determining factor for the price of a dowry, which can be upheld under Thailand Family Law if the price is set in a formal agreement.

Read the full story here.

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