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Indonesian women who underwent ‘virginity testing’ in the army and police since 1965 speak out

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Indonesian women applicants who underwent the mandatory ‘virginity testing’ for the Indonesian Military (TNI) and National Police over the years are now speaking out about their experience. 

Invasive tests: The practice, which involved inserting two fingers into the vagina, was described as “painful,” “uncomfortable” and “degrading” by the women who were subjected to it, reported Jakarta Post. 

Netherlands Stops Adoptions from South Asian Countries After 30 Years of Abuses Revealed

international adoptions

The Netherlands has suspended all international adoptions after a government investigation uncovered over three decades of abuses, including coercing or paying foreign mothers to give up their children.

The investigation started after an increasing number of adoptees looked into their family history and later discovered their birth documents were either forged or lost, or their adoption was illegal, according to Aljazeera.

Digital Nomad and Girlfriend Face Deportation After Living ‘Rich’ in Bali Tweets Went Viral

Kristen Gray

Digital nomad Kristen Gray, and girlfriend Saundra Michelle Alexander, are now facing deportation after their controversial Bali, Indonesia trip post went viral on social media.

Deportation: Gray and Alexander, who lived in Indonesia for “over a year,” are now facing deportation and a six-month ban from Indonesia after authorities discovered several violations they committed during their stay in the country, according to Coconuts Bali.

Digital Nomad Blasted for ‘Foreigner Privilege’ After Writing ‘Tone-Deaf’ Guide to Living ‘Rich’ in Bali

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An African American digital nomad has been accused of exploiting their “foreigner privilege” after posting a how-to guide on living a life of luxury in Bali, Indonesia.

In a now-inaccessible Twitter thread, Kristen Gray, who runs a graphic design business, shared that they struggled to find work in the U.S. and wanted to get out of survival mode — and Bali was “the perfect medicine.”