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FemDefence Device Against Rape

FemDefence Against Rape

Okay ladies, I just found something that I have to share with you. Let me first say that as women, it's incredibly important to do everything we can to keep ourselves safe. Some women carry mace, others a cell phone, and some women I know are even learning Kung Fu. Here's another idea for self-defense: It's called FemDefence.

This “product" (which is presently just an idea) is a kind of protection for women against sexual assault. It's similar to a tampon in that the user inserts it into her vagina, but it has a sharp pin on one end, which has a penetrating effect on a perpetrator’s penis in the event of a rape. The construction is such that the pin cannot injure the woman wearing it.

Whoa. When I first saw it, I thought it was something you kept in your purse — not in you! What do you guys think? Would you put this inside yourself if it meant you'd be more safe, or do you think this product is going too far?


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Jacob3030620 Jacob3030620 4 years
A man could pull the string and then Rape her.
Edinn Edinn 5 years
"Even if this managed to stop an actual rape, the assault has gone so far that you would be traumatised anyway." Agreed. Plus, it essentially makes you live in fear of being raped. You'd need to have it inserted every single time you left the house, and that doesn't even take into account home invasions. And now you'd have an already violent man on top of you with a punctured penis, and you don't think he's going to take that anger out on the closest punching bag? TERRIBLE idea. That's a way to get a woman killed on top of being raped. -> I agree.. The guy will totally freak out :-s
strongandsafe strongandsafe 8 years
I think this thing is a great idea. I was raped by a guy who i thought was a friend i guess their were warning signs and i deal with realizeing that every day now but if i would have had that when i got and indling of danger i might have not had my virginity taken from me. Its a hard reality to deal with but I have learned and grown from the situation and live every day more catiously. So to all those who think it wouldn't help in a situation like mine i would have taken any weapon i could have gotten in my defence. You never know until it happens to you.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
So he can get angry and kill me, i don't know about that one!
cinadanni24 cinadanni24 9 years
That dam thing will do some damage. Hell to tha naw
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Uuummmm, :rotfl: Ouch, looks dangerous.
Hazel2 Hazel2 9 years
prettypear makes a really good point. And also maybe if more people know women will use this they'll be less likely to rape...maybe?? Just a thought Ha Ha maybe not..
enSue enSue 9 years
Regardless on whether or not FemDefence is a real product or a project designed to inspire discussion and awareness, it reminds me of the Dark Ages and medieval era when girls and young women were forced to wear chastity belts. These things are scary and dangerous looking. I also can't see how this device is safe to wear, and agree with many comments about STD transmission and potential for additional violence. Plus, this device won't protect a woman from other non-vaginal sexual abuse and assault.
Demetra Demetra 9 years
This idea is certainly not new. Rapex came out a couple of years ago. Except the concept was/is little creepier: it's like a stiff female condom with tiny blades in it.
Sabrina-L Sabrina-L 9 years
Incredible invention - would it incapacitate though? Probably not. Making yourself gag and throw up on the dude might be better.
annebreal annebreal 9 years
Ditto to what Lily said. I've actually been in message board discussions about this products or ones like it at least two or three years ago. It makes some sense for places like Africa where MOST women are raped, almost like a completely screwed up rite of passage. Then I could see a woman arming her vajayjay. But for the typical American woman....nah. Buy some mace ladies and learn to scream and RUN.
pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 9 years
Yeah I don't like this... and everybody has made a lot of good points!
lily3484 lily3484 9 years
I have heard about something similar to this being introduced in Africa where women are getting raped and being infected with AIDS on a daily basis. I can see how in a place like that this would be effective in a huge way. As for the average woman, this does'nt see to be an effective way to prevent rape. Rape is not something you can really prepare for plus I would worry about that pin poking me that doesnt sound to safe.
Bookish Bookish 9 years
I'd like to see some kind of knock-out drug in a tiny hypodermic- something that a woman could wear on a bracelet, poke a man with who was attacking her, and it would drug him and knock him out cold- so she would have enough time to get authorities there- no spiked tampon, no having to wear a hooky condom every day. Of course, something like that would be horribly abused. If only men would stop raping women, we'd be able to stop trying to come up with solutions to keep us safe!
HelloKittyMini HelloKittyMini 9 years
This is similar in thought to a product called RapeX, These products are shocking and horrific. The maker of RapeX seems to imply that the product is for women who live somewhere where Rape is a part of daily life, or more likely to happen. I assume she means a place of great political/social instability, not the civalized world. No matter to me, I agree with those above, this seems that it could lead to the initial victim of sexual assault being a victim of murder. Horrific.
swtsunkisses88 swtsunkisses88 9 years
First off.. this scares me.. am i just supposed to wear it everyday incase i get raped? " i think im gonna get raped today, i better wear my spiked tampon!" I dont like having tampons in for a few hours let alone a spiked one! What if you put it in wrong too?!?! ouchie.. i dont really see how this thing can make sure the wearer doesnt get hurt. is there any sanitation for this thing? i mean.. what happens if you leave it in for too long? im sure that just isnt healthy.
leztnerp leztnerp 9 years
That's scary! Is it really totally impossible for it to hurt the woman? And couldn't a rapist just take it out? I can't imagine walking around everyday with something like that at all... And that would mean using it only in rape-likely situations, and I'm not sure what those are as long as you're being careful. I think it's not a super idea. I heard about a girl once who tattooed "AIDS" on her business. That might do the trick too, but it's also something I don't think I could handle. There has to be a better option.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Rape. :[
looseseal looseseal 9 years
I can picture women being equipped someday with some kind of implant that activates a defense system in the vagina in an emergency, but is otherwise completely unnoticeable in daily life (this sounds all funny and sci-fi, but bear with me here). Maybe some kind of condom-like barrier "shield" that leaves a slow acting searing chemical residue that would cause the penis to wither and fall off a couple of days later, that would work no matter how many attackers there are? I haven't worked out how this would be safe to use with good old regular consensual sex, but maybe someone else can jump in with ideas. This thing and Rapex are maybe the forebears to THAT invention, which might actually be more practical. Less vulnerable to detection and removal. Still won't save victims from the trauma, but would at least prevent disease and make damn sure the preps get theirs (just at a later time, after they are no longer around the victim). If something like that existed, just the fear of it should be able to put off a lot of would-be rapists. As women, we live with the fear of being raped. Turnabout's fair play. If any scientists and inventors are reading this... Take my idea of free! Go ahead and get cracking on making it a reality.
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