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1. Posted by mally (Respected Member 199 posts) 10y

anyone heard of the anti rape gadgit for women . has barbs on it and can only be taken off medically. sold in africa.

2. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 10y

That sounds absolutely mental and very scary!

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Seems it is true...

"South African inventor Sonette Ehlers created a female condom designed to harm rapists. The Rapex condom is also designed to protect women in the country where one in nine is HIV positive.

The latex device is to be inserted and worn regularly by women as a precautionary measure. The invention is touted as one way to free millions of South African women from fear of rape, in a country with the world’s worst sexual assault record. The device is designed to attach itself onto an assailant’s penis, while offering the victim protection against pregnancy and infection. Once it gets its microscopic hooks into a perpetrator, it can
only be removed surgically. The idea is to identify and apprehend rapists once they go to hospital.

Dubbed a “rat trap,” some anti-violence activists want to stop it going on sale. Charlene Smith, an anti-rape campaigner, said: “This is a medieval instrument and fundamentally misunderstands the nature of rape and violence against women in this society.”

“While this will not prevent rape, it will help identify attackers and secure convictions,” Ehlers said.

The South African Law Commission estimates that 1.69 million women
were raped last year, but only 52,000 cases per year are reported"

4. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 10y

is this legal? i mean arent`t you going to have to pay for their medical bills when your vagina-trap-thighy maims them??

5. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 10y

Quoting Lou.c.

is this legal? i mean arent`t you going to have to pay for their medical bills when your vagina-trap-thighy maims them??

I think the fact of the matter is that rape is illegal, so you should be allowed to protect yourself. It's not their fault if someone tries to rape them, its the rapist's fault for attempting it..and they deserve what they get..

6. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

“While this will not prevent rape, it will help identify attackers and secure convictions,” Ehlers said.

Still, the victims are 'raped' and the rapists have their desire fulfilled, whether they are imprisoned or not... Oh gosh!

7. Posted by ReinierNL (Full Member 207 posts) 10y

I think Lou.c has a good point, that may well prevent this device from being legalised, unfortunately. Perhaps not everywhere, but at least here in the Netherlands and in the UK one can be prosecuted for excessive force/violence against attackers (burglars, shoplifters, rapists, etc.). Remember Prince Bernhard who paid the fine of two supermarket employees who were convicted for assaulting the man that robbed their shop? Remember Tony Martin who was sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting dead a burglar?
I do not think this will become a successful solution, since the victim will still be left with a rape trauma and the risk of being prosecuted. Besides, who would want to constantly wear a condom? Also, I do not think that the utterly embarrassing situations the rapist might end up in after being trapped will prevent him from raping again. Just like the death penalty does not scare people off from killing.

8. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 10y

Quoting ReinierNL

I think Lou.c has a good point, that may well prevent this device from being legalised, unfortunately. Perhaps not everywhere, but at least here in the Netherlands and in the UK one can be prosecuted for excessive force/violence against attackers (burglars, shoplifters, rapists, etc.). Remember Prince Bernhard who paid the fine of two supermarket employees who were convicted for assaulting the man that robbed their shop? Remember Tony Martin who was sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting dead a burglar?
I do not think this will become a successful solution, since the victim will still be left with a rape trauma and the risk of being prosecuted. Besides, who would want to constantly wear a condom? Also, I do not think that the utterly embarrassing situations the rapist might end up in after being trapped will prevent him from raping again. Just like the death penalty does not scare people off from killing.

I agree somewhat with what you are saying. I think we just live in a completely crazy society where everyone will take the first opportunity to sue for even the smallest reason. Excessive violence is not appropriate, however in the case of Tony Martin, I believe he shot the burglars in the back as they were running away, showing no mercy...hence life...but now he's free?

9. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

What is this world we are living in? Where a woman has to wear an anti rapist gadget. Dont get me wrong she wont wear it to make sure she will not get raped, she will wear it to make sure or at least have more chances to arrest the raper.
Do you really think it´s normal that someone who robbed, killed or raped can put charges against his victims because they considered they used too much forces or power to stop them. I heard of Martin case, I know he shooted him in the back but he just realized a robber was in his house. Dammed who can say how he will act in such a situation.

If someone still your wallet you will losse few bucks, when you are raped your loose few years of your life if you are lucky and complete life if you are unlucky.
I know I wont change the world or how people think but I do think that if the penalties were heavier (child raper for example)or more medical support, they will think twicw.

Sorry if I got a bit carry out

10. Posted by MerB (Full Member 147 posts) 10y

How can you be 'using excessive force' against someone when they are sticking it in you? I.e. you are just wearing something (this anti-rape condom) - it is you right to wear what you like - wearing something is a very passive act - it is him sticking it in so the action is taken by him so how on earth can you be using 'excessive force'....!!!