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Rapex, the Anti-Rape Condom

What About Rapex?

A little while ago, I told you about Fem Defence, the device a woman can wear to prick a predator who tries to rape her. You all had a lot to say about it, and user annalia05 mentioned that it was kind of like Rapex. Unlike FemDefense, this is a patented product. It's an antirape female condom that was designed by a South African inventor, wanting to give South African women a way to defend themselves against rape.

It's a tampon-sized device that a woman wears inside her. It clamps down on his penis causing pain and giving the woman a chance to get away from the attacker.

This form of defense is sure to spark debate so tell me your opinion about this this antirape condom. Do you think it could cause more harm than good, or are you all for anything that can help keep women safe from predators?

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Jacob3030620 Jacob3030620 3 years
Well a man could take it out, then rape them. So, U mad?
smoochiez smoochiez 8 years
This doesnt seem like anything that would be used in areas that we are from, but in Africa, parts of Mexico, and other areas of the world would be greatly beneficial to the women! i love this invention!!
Leprecana Leprecana 8 years
*their* rapist.
Leprecana Leprecana 8 years
*their* rapist.
Leprecana Leprecana 8 years
I think this is great for women in Africa-- The designer made it for a rape epidemic there. If I was going somewhere alonethere I would use it. But most accounts of women in the states who get raped usually know there rapist. Like a 1st date or friend of a friend.
looseseal looseseal 8 years
The self-defense class I took taught us to gouge eyes and break noses and necks because presumably most males would be extra protective of their junk, making it a more difficult target for attack. Back to the Rapex... If the attacker uses his hand before using his penis, that could be a problem. Or if there's more than one attacker. I think it's good that someone's trying to come up with ways to help protect people and give rapists their just desserts. It's just that it'd take more inventing to solve those possible problems.
looseseal looseseal 8 years
The self-defense class I took taught us to gouge eyes and break noses and necks because presumably most males would be extra protective of their junk, making it a more difficult target for attack.Back to the Rapex...If the attacker uses his hand before using his penis, that could be a problem. Or if there's more than one attacker.I think it's good that someone's trying to come up with ways to help protect people and give rapists their just desserts. It's just that it'd take more inventing to solve those possible problems.
ashleygaidhlig ashleygaidhlig 8 years
I like the idea, but I don't think I'd always be prepared and be wearing it! I wouldn't want to have to wear it all of the time!
judynails judynails 8 years
I'm shocked no one's mentioned Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. The main female character wore a dentata equipped with a sedative, and for years I wished I had one for the walk home when I was working in a neighborhood where men followed me and threatened to rape me on a daily basis. Also, in self defense class the first thing they tell you do do is kick in the groin. If it really made them more angry and violent, it wouldn't be the most basic attack in self defense. :)
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 8 years
I actually think this is GENIUS. i mean, i wouldnt wear it everyday, but especially for those women in africa where oftentimes rape is a scare 24 hours a day. Also, a lot of women have jobs that require them to be in bad neighborhoods. i think that if a woman chooses to wear it, thats her choice. i dont see a problem with it, but i dont see myself wearing it anytime soon.
loveisreal loveisreal 8 years
Dang, thats crazy!
loveisreal loveisreal 8 years
Dang, thats crazy!
XDeexDeeX XDeexDeeX 8 years
This seems like a very good idea. But uncomfortable much? I would jut carry around a tazer in my purse.
gossipqueen gossipqueen 8 years
WOW!
gossipqueen gossipqueen 8 years
WOW!
Jesi_Oh Jesi_Oh 8 years
I think I'm with the majority when I say its certainly NOT for me (living in that sort of fear is disproportionate to the risk in my situation) but am definately in favour of women in high risk areas (i.e. unstable 3rd world) having this resource made available to them.
Jesi_Oh Jesi_Oh 8 years
I think I'm with the majority when I say its certainly NOT for me (living in that sort of fear is disproportionate to the risk in my situation) but am definately in favour of women in high risk areas (i.e. unstable 3rd world) having this resource made available to them.
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 8 years
Sure, it'll help identify the rapist and give the women in high-crime areas a defense they can use to escape... but with all these contraptions to stop or deter the act of rape, what are we doing about the psychological pain of being assaulted?
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