rape axe 1.jpgAt the Vancouver Winter Olympics earlier this year, 100k male condoms were distributed.
But at the South African World Cup soccer games this week, 30k condoms of a different type are being dispersed: They’re for women, and they have teeth. Their purpose is to cut rapes short while meting immediate jaws of justice. According to CNN on June 21:

The woman inserts the latex condom like a tampon. Jagged rows of teeth-like hooks line its inside and attach on a man’s penis during penetration, [creator South African Dr. Sonnet] Ehlers said.
Once it lodges, only a doctor can remove it – a procedure Ehlers hopes will be done with authorities on standby to make an arrest….

“It hurts, he cannot pee and walk when it’s on,” she said. “If he tries to remove it, it will clasp even tighter… however, it doesn’t break the skin, and there’s no danger of fluid exposure.”

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Ehlers [pictured left] said she sold her house and car to launch the project….
“I consulted engineers, gynecologists and psychologists to help in the design and make sure it was safe,” she said.
After the trial period, they’ll be available for about $2 a piece….
“The ideal situation would be for a woman to wear this when she’s going out on some kind of blind date… or to an area she’s not comfortable with,” she said.
South Africa has one of the highest rape rates in the world…. A 2009 report by the nation’s Medical Research Council found that 28% of men surveyed had raped a woman or girl, with one in 20 saying they had raped in the past year….
Critics have accused her of developing a medieval device to fight rape.
“Yes, my device may be a medieval, but it’s for a medieval deed that has been around for decades,” she said. “I believe something’s got to be done … and this will make some men rethink before they assault a woman.”

The condom’s brand name is Rape-aXe. Watch this very awkward CNN news report describing it…

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