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Anti-Rape Condom Aims to Stop Attacks

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Biggus Dickus, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. Biggus Dickus

    Biggus Dickus Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2005 Messages: 1,371 Likes Received: 1

    Wed Aug 31,11:46 AM ET

    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.

    Police statistics show more than 50,000 rapes are reported every year, while experts say the real figure could be four times that as they say most rapes of acquaintances or children are never reported.

    Ehlers said the "rapex" hooks onto the rapist's skin, allowing the victim time to escape and helping to identify perpetrators.

    "He will obviously be too pre-occupied at this stage," she told reporters in Kleinmond, a small holiday village about 100km (60 miles) east of Cape Town. "I promise you he is going to be too sore. He will go straight to hospital."

    The device, made of latex and held firm by shafts of sharp barbs, can only be removed from the man through surgery which will alert hospital staff, and ultimately, the police, she said.

    It also reduces the chances of a woman falling pregnant or contracting
    AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases from the attacker by acting in the same way as a female condom.

    South Africa has more people with
    HIV/AIDS than any other country, with one in nine of its 45 million population infected.

    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.

    But the "rapex" has raised fears amongst anti-rape activists that it could escalate violence against women.

    "If a victim is wearing such a device it may enrage the attacker further and possibly result in more harm being caused," said Sam Waterhouse, advocacy co-ordinator for Rape Crisis.

    Other critics say the condom is mediaeval and barbaric -- an accusation Ehlers says should be directed rather at the act of rape.

    "This is not about vengeance ... but the deed, that is what I hate," she said.

  2. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    Yea, i had a chinese finger trap when i was a kid too.
  3. __ __ __ __

    __ __ __ __ Elite Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 3,907 Likes Received: 92
    :haha: :haha:
    damn i hated those things... damn chinas...
  4. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    just get it off...
  5. shaolinmasta

    shaolinmasta Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 26, 2003 Messages: 7,884 Likes Received: 157
    isn't raping barbaric and can have serious concequences ie. AIDS, Fucking up a woman's mental health permantly, Unwanted children where they can't raise them correctly.

    I say fuck yeah! let them ugly bastards who feel the need to humiliate a chick and spread aids get there dick caught in that thing.
  6. MAGS156

    MAGS156 Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 4, 2005 Messages: 1,034 Likes Received: 1
    so would you just have to where this thing all the time expecting to get raped? what if its ala prison style it's useless
  7. isor357

    isor357 Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 2,491 Likes Received: 3
    if i was in prison i woud wear that bad boy in my ass every showertime.
  8. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    there always this too: same idea..

  9. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    shit like this is like condoms...only effective when used.

    how many of the 12oz ladies would be willing to wear one of these every single day?

    doesn't really seem realistic here. I'm sure Africa is a different story...but still...every day...just in case.
  10. JohnnyHorton

    JohnnyHorton Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 2, 2002 Messages: 2,201 Likes Received: 0
    just looking at this thing hurts my penix
  11. dead sentiment

    dead sentiment Member

    Joined: Nov 29, 2004 Messages: 422 Likes Received: 0
    if i was living in africa, under the conditions that most of the women there experience, i would wear one everyday. we dont really have the type of threat that they do...

    imagine: you really have nothing but your body, and no one to protect you. the bodies of these women are constantly threatened to be invaded by these disease-carrying beasts.

    granted, women in the united states have that problem as well, but not to the extent or degree that women in africa do.

    that little contraption is a damn good idea.
  12. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    my other thought is...whats to stop the guy from just pulling it out?

    shits messed up that women even need a product like this.
  13. Biggus Dickus

    Biggus Dickus Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2005 Messages: 1,371 Likes Received: 1
    That one was a joke though, this one is a real product.

    Since this is a yahoo news article, the actual message has nothing to do with rape prevention or this product. The message is this:

    It kind of goes alone with their looting articles from the day before.
  14. __ __ __ __

    __ __ __ __ Elite Member

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    ^^omg im gettin chills looking at that one!^^^
  15. GucciCondom

    GucciCondom Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 5,558 Likes Received: 168
    yeah dude if motherfuckers know shit like this exists all ya gotta do is check for it..then commence in your rape.