Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Rapex: Rape Prevention Torture 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.

The product will be on the shelves of South African chemists and supermarkets later this month. South African mother-of-two Sonette Ehlers developed the original prototype in 2005 but has struggled to get it patented and approved for sale, not least because of staunch opposition from feminist groups.

"This is like going back to the days when women were forced to wear chastity belts. It is a terrifying thought that women are being made to adapt to rape." says Lisa Vetten, of the Centre of Violence and Reconciliation in Johannesburg.

Some also fear that the sudden infliction of pain on the rapist could incite him to even greater violence. via

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Ria said...

What? Is this for real? What woman would like to go walking around with that stuff inside of them?

Reytos said...

Yes it's very real. In some countries it's a reality. It's a price they pay that will hopefully prevent rape...or at least make a rapist think twice.

NoodleBitch said...

Other then this being quite funny I think its genius! Offcourse rape is a serious issue etc, so the only reason that I find it funny is that the raper will get his for thinking he can take advantage of a woman like that. I'm suprised that feminists are againist it. Women wouldn't be adapting to rape, if they were in a place where there was an unfortunate high risk of it happening it wouldn't be them adapting it'd be protection and teaching rapists a lesson.

Go the rapex I say!