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A New Pending Law In New York Has T.I. To Thanks For Its Creation

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By Ben Robinson III

Atlanta veteran rapper Clifford 'T.I.' Harris is a prolific lyricist as well as a devoted family man and successful entreprenuer. He's also one of the most outspoken emcees in the game, and with his preacher-like swag tends to drop knowledge in only the way an ATL rapper can. However, recently he has been coming under fire for some of the things he's been saying, even though he's just been speaking his ind. But what he's saying is just enough to cause a stir for a much needed conversation.

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Recently T.I. and his wife Tameka 'Tiny' Harris have been getting roasted over the fiery coals of Twitter for their conversation during a scalding hot tea session with Jada Pinkett on Red Table Talk, the talk show that makes you tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. But aside from their gab fest T.I. was already in hot water for comments he made regarding his eighteen year old daughter Deyjah, who he said better not be having sex of any kind because he's the type of father that will find out.

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From The New York Post;

During an interview with the podcast “Ladies Like Us,” the Atlanta musician boasted that he’s positive his daughter Deyjah Harris, 18, hasn’t had sex because “we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen,” implying that if she were sexually active, the membrane wouldn’t be intact. “I will say, as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact,” he said of the long-debunked method of checking virginity.

This, of course, did not go over well with his fans. At all.

Well now, according to Fox News, there's a lawmaker in New York that isn't having any of T.I.'s antiquated rhetoric and wants to pass a law to prohibit such measures on checking whether or not a woman has lost her virginity.

Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages said Tuesday the bill she submitted last month would prohibit medical professionals from performing or supervising such examinations, though it's unclear how common they are in the U.S. New York would also consider it sexual assault when such tests are performed outside of a medical setting. “It’s medically unnecessary,” the Democrat said. “It's often painful, humiliating, traumatic. All in all, it's a form of violence against women.”

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Professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine Ranit Mishori added;

“If a women is not a 'virgin,' her prospects of being married, her prospects of securing a family, her prospects of being thought of as an upstanding citizen can go down the drain,” she said. ”But these are very sexist ideas about women and sexuality." But criminalizing the practice is “misguided,” Mishori said. “I think the solution is we have to think about education, we have to think about changing social norms,” she said. “We have to think about breaking down stigma and educating not only the patients in front of us but the family members and community members.”

T.I. has since revealed his words were taken out of context, and as far as the impending law is concerned he has yet to make a statement.

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