Egyptian woman tells of the humiliation of being publicly deflowered on the floor of a bus station on her wedding day

Apparently, ‘Public Deflowering’ is a common Muslim practice in Egypt where the bride and groom’s families surround the couple and watch to see if the bride is still a virgin. If she is, the marriage will take place, if she is not, she will be killed at worst, shamed for life at best.

Other Muslim women talk about sex with their husbands as being akin to being raped.

H/T Angel