Monday, July 25, 2011

Rape-aXe

**TRIGGER WARNING: This post talks about rape.**

 I remember reading about a preventative rape 'condom' that would help women in third world countries were they to be raped. It's a little female condom that has spikes on the inside of it. When a man rapes a woman with the condom in, it will attach to the man's penis, leaving it indisposed until removed by a doctor. When the man goes to the doctor, they will know why they have the 'condom' stuck to themselves, and the cops will be called. It is used as a deterrent to rape. Yes, I agree with all the comments saying that women shouldn't have to take such measures, but unfortunately in our world today, something like this is useful. Hopefully, a rapist can be caught every time they encounter these 'condoms,' leaving the woman with at least some closure.


Dr. Sonnet Ehlers from South America invented it. Her plan was to distribute about 30,000 free ones around where the World Cup was going to be taking place and then after that, they would cost about $2 each. The doctor apparently sold her house and her car in order to fund the project, so she feels strongly about it. Ehlers said that women in Africa go to such extremes to prevent rape that sometimes they wrap razor blades in sponges and insert them inside themselves! That's horrible. Of course, critics question how well the Rape-aXe will work to prevent rapes.The woman would just stick it in when she knew she'd be in a vulnerable spot, she wouldn't have to wear it all the time. Overall, I think it's a good idea.

YouTube video discussing Rape-aXe.
 Source:
Freeman, David W. Anti-Rape Condoms CBS
June 21, 2010 4:28 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20008347-10391704.html

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