SOUTH AFRICA - There's a lot of "weird" scholarships out there. You can get one for being tall, being a twin or for having red hair. Or, if you live in South Africa, you can get one...for not "getting any." Mayor Dudu Mazibuko has awarded scholarships to 16 young women for maintaining their virginity.
Of course, there's one caveat to keeping that scholarship: the recipient will have to undergo regular virginity tests. And we're not talkin' the multiple-choice kind! Human rights groups say "virginity tests" are scientifically baseless, a gross violation of women's rights, and tantamount to torture. The practice also stigmatizes girls who have lost their virginity through rape or incest.
If you haven't already heard, rape is rampant in South Africa. In fact, a 2009 report by the Medical Research Council found that one in four South African men have committed rape.
If a young lady wants to keep things "locked" up, that's her prerogative, but it certainly is not the only "key" to her success.