Virginity Tests and Self-Defence

Virginity Tests, petrol bombs and school kids in the dock: racism in 1970s-80s Britian. Plus a bonus: a short story at the end.

Women in Southall. Homage to Blair Peach. Image: Socialist Worker

‘…Taj’s case, the Virk Brothers, ‘Southall riots’, virginity tests…’

‘Virginity tests!’ She exclaimed in horror at the other end of the line.

‘Oh yes,’ I asserted, ‘not just in Islamabad, Dhaka, Delhi, but Heathrow too.’