Fez - In Moroccan culture, the success of an engagement culminating in marriage is based on the notion of women virginity. While virginity is linked to the idea of purity, societal pressures to remain pure before marriage fall mainly on women.

Men Versus Women Virginity: the Hypocrisy of Moroccan Society
Youssef El Hamdaouy is a student of English Studies in Fez Sais University.