Anti-Rape-Wear: Are You F#*$ing Kidding Me!?!

I thought this video about anti rape clothing was some sort of sick joke at first. Basically some shorts have been designed to be impossible for anyone to take them off, including by cutting them with scissors or a knife. They have a sort of button lock on them with over 100 possible combinations. From the short video they look like they MIGHT work. But what’s p^!£ed me off is that we’re living in the 21st Century and THIS is the solution to combat rape! Are you kidding me? I’ve heard plenty of other ways to deter rapists, usually at the rapists expense.  WHY should us girls invest in special clothing to make us feel safe!

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Journalist and rape survivor, and anti-rape activist Charlene Smith says that a South African female is raped every 26 seconds.  40% of the victims are children, and 65% are gang-raped.  Human Rights Watch reports that 28% of South African males has admitted to sexual assault, in this nation where 16.9% of the adult population is HIV/AIDS infected. To combat this atrocity, the citizenry invented two retaliatory devices. A “killer tampon“, developed by 72-year-old Jaap Haumann in 2000, sports a guillotine blade attached to a hollow cylinder that, if sprung, decapitates any intruding penile head. Haumann estimated that 1 million women would arm their crotches with his contraption, but he was ridiculed in the media and sales never materialized.

I’d rather invest money into developing something like this that was safe, comfortable and easy to wear. I think that would do a lot to prevent rape!

By Hannah Jones

Hannah is a Manchester based writer who has spent many years studying and working in the field of journalism and psychology. Hannah enjoys swimming, meditation and dog walking. Her favourite quote is, 'If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.'