Saturday, February 28, 2009

'Rapex' anti-rape device hits shelves in South Africa

Speaking of Apartheid, they say South Africa had a bit of a rape epidemic after the fall of Whitey.

Apparently it's still a problem.
The words of a rape victim - "If only I had teeth down there" - have inspired the design of a new anti-rape device. Rapex - dubbed the 'rape trap' - is a product worn internally by women. The hollow inside is lined with rows of razor-sharp hooks, which are designed to latch on to a rapist's penis during penetration. They can only be removed by a doctor.
Oh, Ouch.

Weren't they marketing a flame-throwing car a few years back, too?


K said...

Why are the feminists against it?

Possible answer - because a lot of their victim cred comes from rape statistics?

Splash said...

I couldn't figure that out either. Sounds like as good a theory as any to me.

Mrs. P said...

You'd think they'd be calling for the addition of bio-toxins and broken glass... I mean, I would.

Anonymous said...

hehe Biotoxins and broken glass. ;)

It is as good a theory as any, just sad that it must come to this. One hand, violence tends to beget violence; however, on the other, we can't expect people to lie down passively and accept the fate of being victimized. It's damned if you do, damned if you don't, far as I can tell.

I didn't realize feminists oppose the use of anti-rape devices. Hmm...that would be odd. Maybe they oppose them for the same reasons so many oppose gun ownership, and maybe that has to do with people being afraid to take matters into their own hands. I don't know. It scares us all to be vulnerable in an uncertain world where violence is not only the norm but also deemed worthwhile entertainment.

Uncomfortable times we live in...