Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof
REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.
This is perfect
You can spot a rapist by telling them about this and gauging their reaction.
I strongly dislike the show girl code. It’s just a bunch of bad cis advice. Oh i’m a girl I must need to know everything about guys. Whatever
My new copy of Grimm’s Complete Fairytales.
Everyone says that they’re going to end up as an old catlady, I’m gonna end up an old angry booklady with her house filled with books who throws out people who folds the pages of her books. (I already sort of am like that haha)
Anyway, the Barnes And Noble leatherbound classics are some of the most gorgeous books I have seen. I can’t wait to collect more of them (but at the moment I’m kind of broke, but it was so worth it).
Pretty. Are the page edges gold, too