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September 02, 2005

Rapex - Rape Prevention

antirapecondom_wideweb__430.jpgConsider this:

The United Nations says South Africa has the world's highest per capita rate of reported rapes - 119 per 100,000 people. Analysts say the total, including unreported rapes, could be nine times higher.

Then consider the device in question: an internal "trap" designed by a South African medical technician to thwart rapists by sticking barbs into their penis upon entry. All kidding aside, I think the upper hand this gives women during a rape far outweighs the criticism proffered in this article. It will definitely convince people to think twice, even if its mere existence acts as a deterrent.

Controversy in South Africa over device to snare rapists [SMH.com.au]

Posted by dymaxion at September 2, 2005 12:51 AM


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