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Monday, April 07, 2008

BACK AWAY FROM THE VAGINA

I know I should be ashamed of myself for laughing my ass off at this article...but I'm not..I say...it's about time women in danger of being raped have the means to protect them selves other than mace or the ole knee to the groin..I don't see being able to buy this device here in America..but I bet if the assholes who rape women knew that this device was waiting for them in their rape victim..they might think twice about raping them..

A rape victim once wished for teeth "where it mattered". Now a device has been designed to "bite" a rapist's penis. The patented device looks and is worn like a tampon, but it is hollow and attaches itself with tiny hooks to a man's penis during penetration."We have to do something to protect ourselves. While this will not prevent rape it will assist in identifying attackers and securing convictions," claims Sonette Ehlers, inventor of the device.Not everyone, however, is convinced of its usefulness. Lisa Vetten, of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) says: "It is like we are going back to the days where women were forced to wear chastity belts. It is a terrifying thought that women are being made to adapt to rape by wearing these devices.
'It is a terrifying thought that women are being made to adapt to rape'"We should rather focus our energy on changing men's mindsets and behaviour towards women." Ehlers, of Kleinmond, who has worked for the South African Institute for Medical Research, said she had been seeking a way to help women since meeting a rape survivor 20 years ago who commented that she wished she had teeth in her vagina. "Over the past three years I have been working on this device. It is now completely safe and ready to be manufactured and distributed," she said.It had been designed with engineers, gynaecologists, psychologists and urologists. It was "hygienic - no human hands will be involved in the manufacture".In the event of rape, the device folds itself around the rapist's penis, attaching to the skin with microscopic hooks. It is only when the rapist withdraws that he will realise the device is clamped around his penis.
'He will have to be put under anaesthetic to have it removed'"Its design will also go a long way towards lowering HIV infection as semen is contained in the device ... as well as preventing sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies," Ehlers says.As it is impossible to remove the device from a penis without medical help, hospitals and clinics will be able to alert police when assistance is sought."This will rule out any possibility of the rapist's escaping arrest and speed up conviction." If the rapist tries to remove the device, it will only embed itself further."He will have to be put under anaesthetic to have it removed. He will not be able to leave it as he will be unable to urinate." A woman would have to wear the device every day. "We never know when we might be raped. This device should become a part of every woman's daily routine, just like brushing her teeth." Last year, there were 52 733 reported rapes. In a study, the Gender-Based Violence Programme at the CSVR analysed 162 rapes in Johannesburg's inner city and found that one in four had been a gang rape. The study found that 56 percent of the victims had been raped by two men and 23 percent by three.Although Ehlers is optimistic that the device will go a long way towards reducing the high incidence of rape in this country, rape organisations are not so sure."Women would have to wear this every minute of their lives on the off-chance that they would be raped," Vetten says."I am concerned at how normal rape has become that we would even consider a device like this."Chanaz Mitchell, spokesperson for the National Network on Violence against Women, says although it is a good idea for women to protect themselves, men should take responsibility for their actions."We still need to focus on men as perpetrators of this heinous crime."Mitchell is also concerned that the device might lead to further violence against victims."Once the rapist realises this device is attached to him, he is more than likely to take his anger out on his victim."Mbuyiselo Botha, spokesperson for the Men's Forum, said anything that could empower women should be welcomed. "I would encourage my wife and two daughters to wear this device. It would send a signal to would-be rapists that they won't have it easy."Ehlers intends launching the prototype next month."It will be available at supermarkets, chemists, anywhere where one would be able to buy tampons," she says.The device is to cost R1 and also be available in bulk packs.

26 comments:

Junebugg said...

She lives, she breathes, she needs a damned day off! {{{{waves}}}}

Loved this article, gotta print out a copy to terrorize the guys at work with LOL

Big Tex said...

Two things that should never be mentioned in the same sentence: "penis" and "tiny hooks." Ouch. But yeah, assholes like that have it coming.

Buzzardbilly said...

Oh dear lord, Jackie Sue! LMMFAO at the biting twat device. I wouldn't let them get far enough to get bit. Really. Nose cartilidge meet brain; brain, nose cartilidge. ;)

You just know some poor scared young drunk girl is going to forget she has that in and end up mauling her consentual partner.

Also, you've won an award at my blot today!

old enough to moan said...

Oh wow! Brilliant.

As a lover of the sanctity of pussy and a deep love and respect for the fairer sex, yes that is you women, I am all in favour of anything that will prevent a rape. I am not sure as this will suffice as it will not actually stop penetration. If it were to hurt the bastard the minute his penis entered, forcing him to remove himself immediately then would still have grave concerns for the victim. What will happen once he realises he has been done in this way, will that put the woman in even more danger?

It may prevent him from doing so again and result in more convictions, which would be fantastic.

Just imagine what lengths, no pun intended, rapist may go in checking for such devices?

As for changing the mind set of men, forget it, most are wankers!

If there is a funny side to this subject - It would bring a whole new meaning to going out for a bite to eat!

Nit Wit said...

I don't know... if you could have one that injected some fast acting anesthetic or a drug that causes instant intense pain. Maybe make it a taser that starts shocking when he tries to remove it. Don't know where you would put the battery though. Or it could have a built in siren that went off after it clamped shut. It even hurts to say that.

Women have been trying to train and change men forever. It works about as well as most fad diets.

Kalibitch said...
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Mimi said...

I have seen about that thing on TV. Its awesome, but,,,a woman must be super terrified of being raped to be willing to wear that damn thing on a regular basis.

Anonymous said...

A bear trap for your meat whistle?! That's crazy shit!

As women, we forget how lucky we are to be born in the US or Canada. Women around the world are not born with the same rights or privileges as we are.
-Rox

SR said...

Nonsense!
These things have been around for several years now and have proved, statistically, to be a negative.
Rape is an act of violence not sex. If the assailant is able to get a woman into a position necessary for penetration he has shown that he is physically superior. If one of these things clamps on, you can be assured the rapist will seek revenge. The victim is far more likely to be severely injured.
Besides, if it can be inserted, it can be removed - safely. If the rapist is warned, he can 'order' it to be removed.
Wearing it too much will also invoke the same sorts of problems that plagued the IUD.
The best defence is to soil yourself - vomit, urine, feces - this tends to render you a tad undesirable. No one wants to get that crap all over them.

sageweb said...

The thing is I dont think the minds of rapist can ever be changed.
If women that now they are in danger had one of these it would be brilliand.
It is too bad it is removeable once they get it on their ding dong..it should have to stay on and let the guy have a slow painful death.

I doubt once a guy has something clamped on to his ding dong he is going to be able to fight back.

yellowdog granny said...

junebugg:i have 2 days off..yea! wanted to plant my garden, but supposed to rain for both days..damnit
bt:all i could think of was that commercial.?...clap on...clap off....instead:clamp on clamp on harder..ahha
bb:yea, I know enough martial arts along with redneck asskissing to make it pretty dangersous for someone to try and rape me..ohhhh, awards..i love awards..
oetm:well, in certain parts of Africa men think having sex with a virgin will keep them from getting aids(even though they probably already have it) so that might be a deterent to them...who knows..
nitwit:there has to be a safer/healthier way to deter rapist...but most of it is a mind set with them ..so that's hard...
mimi:i think it's only used in places in south africa..where rape is as common as the sun rising..'
rox:oh that made me laugh..a bear trap for a meat whistle..snort*
sr:hmm, so they next time some girl is going to be rapped she should shit on herself...OK....
sage:yeah, they keep saying rape isn't about sex, it's about power..but in South Africa where rape is an every day occurance I still think it might work...

jan said...

The only thing better is if it could secrete a slow poison once it is attached.

I'm a demented individual.

yellowdog granny said...

jan:hey that's not a bad idea..instead of latching on to it..it injects you with a knock out potion...then the woman can beat the shit out of him.....yeah..i like that idea.

rebecca said...

Daaaaaaaaamn! I knew rape was common in South Africa but this is crazy! Can you imagine having to wear something like that just so you don't get raped? It's a pretty funny-sounding contraption (sounds like something off of "Jackass") but it's sad that there's a place in the world where women are THAT victimized.

Robert in Reston, VA said...

Better yet, a nice chemical castration injection. You abuse you lose.

buddha_girl said...

I think I just wet my pants.

I want one just for shits and giggles. I'd carry it around in my purse and bring it out for show and tell just to fuck with people.

I love that they're going to be available in BULK!

Fucking genius.

kath said...

jac

now just where did you happen to find that article? were you looking up something ... unusual on Google?
or?

no ,seriously Jac...

ROFL

yellowdog granny said...

rebecca:yah, lots of male's in africa think raping a virgin will prevent hiv...so this has to help...
robert:howdy...welcome to the world of yellowdog...yup..think it should inject something that will knock them out till police come and arrest him..
buddha:maybe they can give out little necklaces with a medal that says i wear a rape device, rape at your own risk...
kath:i found it on stumbleupon...my favorite place to play...

SR said...

"..."sr:hmm, so they next time some girl is going to be rapped she should shit on herself...OK......."

If the victim determines that rape is inevitable, can you think of another method that will not enrage a physically superior adversary? Short of carrying Pepper spray, a Taser or hand gun, all three of which are illegal in the Canadas and too expensive in the Developing World, of course.
And in Ontario, Canada, the age of consent is 14! The Patriarchy is well entrenched up here. This is one of the reasons I do not practice in North America and instead volunteer in the Developing World for 6 months each year where rape is more prevalent and far more damaging. Many of us on the front lines have seen the efficacy of vomit and bowel/bladder voiding in rape prevention. Don't sneer young lady, it works.

texlahoma said...

If it were more than one rapist...
"Go ahead Charlie, you go first."
"I'm not going first!"
"You go first!"
maybe they would just get in a fight instead.

Josh said...

Vagina dentata has actually been a part of the mythology of many world cultures for thousands of years.

It wasn't until William S. Burroughs that asses grew teeth.

Woozie said...

Yeah, that teeth thing is so not cool. What happens if she forgets to take it out?

That Rude Girl said...

Holy crap!

Wonder if some women would use the device to get revenge on cheating spouses/boyfriends or other men who have wronged them. That would sure teach them a lesson!

Cheesemeister said...

Actually as someone who has been sexually assaulted a couple of times, I think this sounds pretty cool. Although I do like the old kick em in the nads approach where possible. And I don't mind the idea of castration for these scum. Oh...sorry. Bit of hostility there. Let's secure that, shall we?

tsduff said...

I wish I had been wearing one.

Kalibitch said...

LOL! Bite you long time Woozie.
~snickering~