Ayanda Borotho on society’s beliefs of purity: Virginity won’t save you

Ayanda Borotho on society’s beliefs of purity: Virginity won’t save you

- The ISibaya actress is set to level gender inequality in religion and culture.

- She believes that the belief of purity is just a scare tactic to control women.

- Ayanda wants women to open their eyes and she the true meaning behind these oppressive tools.

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Society dictates certain things that we follow and Ayanda Borotho has brought up the subject insinuating that signs of purity are domineering tools implemented by our male counterparts and has to change.

Briefly.co.za learnt that the actress and activist has always had the courage to speak her mind and share her opinions regarding life lessons.

The Isibaya star has come out this week targeting virginity and the wedding veil. She says these are biased symbols of oppression, according to Times Live.

Ayanda said that virginity did not save us. She asked if people have ever questioned the reason for a bride wearing a veil in a religious location. The veil presents the bride to be untouched and holy, meaning her body is preserved for her husband who is handed over by her father.

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These symbols may be delicate but reflective unfair narratives and are found everywhere. Ayanda suggests that we should remove the veil that is making us blind to patriarchy.

She went on to say that men are not held to the same standard of purity and questions why people is not allowing women to live without narratives of virginity, purity etc.

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What is it that makes men pure because virginity certainly is not a reason? Whether man or woman a virgin is a virgin yet women are still disregarded, burdened and ill-treated. In so many cases women are treated as a merchandise and looked at as a trophy.

Ayanda wanted to make it quite clear that in no way is she saying women should be ‘loose’, but that she is encouraging equality. She said that women should not make the mistake of giving all of themselves simply because they are getting what is left over from their man.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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