Rapper T.I. recently set the internet on fire after he revealed in an interview that he accompanies his 18-year-old daughter to the gynecologist in order to get confirmation from the doctor that her hymen is intact, and she’s still a virgin.
As many people pointed out, many virgins don’t have hymens, and many people with hymens are not virgins. So, T.I.’s approach and theory are flat-out ignorant, along with being extremely creepy. You can easily add sexist to that, because the rapper said that, unlike his daughter, he doesn’t give a damn that his son has an intimate life. His son is 15 years old, by the way.
Well, now the heavyweights of reproductive rights and educations have weighed in as well. Planned Parenthood joined in the conversation on Twitter to help set the record straight: