A South African woman Sonette Ehlers has invented an anti-rape female condom. How it works:
- woman inserts condom prior to going out
- if she is so unlucky as to be sexually assaulted, the condom has *barbs* inside it to sink into the attacker’s penis
- this will cause him considerable pain (shit yeah!) and will distract him enough for the woman to “extract” herself and escape
- the condom is nigh on impossible for the attacker to remove it himself and thus he will have to go to a doctor or hospital, therefore alerting the authorities
Well that’s the theory, but a concerned comment from an anti-rape activist there:
“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.
Hmmm, fair point.