Thursday, September 01, 2005

All Bark and No.... Nevermind

Interesting concept, how to remove certain men from the gene pool... and the jean pool. This article concerning a more proactive approach to rape deterrence has some possibilities. (bolds mine)
KLEINMOND, South Africa (Reuters) - A South African inventor unveiled a new anti-rape female condom on Wednesday that hooks onto an attacker's penis and aims to cut one of the highest rates of sexual assault in the world.

"Nothing has ever been done to help a woman so that she does not get raped and I thought it was high time," Sonette Ehlers, 57, said of the "rapex", a device worn like a tampon that has sparked controversy in a country used to daily reports of violent crime.

An interesting turn of phrase, there...

That would certainly cause some hesitation. The article doesn't go into that much detail about the utilization of the device, other than saying it is worn like a tampon. It seems, though, that a device that is easily removable by the user would also be detectable and removable by the attacker. Then ther is always this concern:


Ehlers, who showed off a prototype on Wednesday, said women had tried it for comfort and it had been tested on a plastic male model but not yet on a live man. Production was planned to start next year.

Volunteers, anyone?

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