Saturday, April 05, 2008


Via Sociological Images - a theoretical anti-rape device.

Femdefence is an on-going project first presented in 2003. The project includes the creation of an imaginary product, which bears the project’s name. The “product“ is a kind of protection against rape, somewhat similar to a tampon in that it’s user carries it inserted into her vagina. The basic idea is that the woman carries the protective device in her vagina. In it there is a sharp pin which has a penetrating effect on the perpetrator’s penis in the event of a rape.

I submit that anti-rape device that require the victim to be prostate before use is sub-optimal.

Furthermore, unless you spend a lot of time with your head in a cloud if airy nonsense, this is a solved problem.

And the victim .. well she won't exactly be a victim .. can remain upright and unhurt.

Now - I do know that the point of Sociological Images is to present imagery for comment and not to (say) come up with real ideas for genuine problems. But that post was especially goofy.
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