To me, this is upsetting, I cannot even describe how I feel at the moment about this because I guess I was in complete shock when I found this on the Internet. Feel free to comment below. The Rape-aXe is an anti-rape condom that a woman would wear whenever she was feeling vulnerable.
The condom is latex and has a series of barbs inside it and when the attacker is about to commit vaginal-rape, the barbs would attach on to the attackers penis. This would cause such extreme pain when withdrawn, thus giving the victim time to escape. The Rape-aXe can only be surgically removed once it is embedded, so the attacker would be easily identified at the hospital.
Type in the name to get to the official website, this is what the inventor (a woman) has to say about her "invention"
It is absurd that women and children In this day and age still fall prey to opportunistic sexual predators. When will they be empowered? When will they be heard? Never, it seems! There always appears to be a more important issue to be addressed in legislature.
The tear-filled eyes and extreme vulnerability of one such rape victim is what sparked the design of this modern day invention. The victim looked up at Sonnet Ehlers and said, 'If only had teeth down there!' These were the humble beginnings of a device which proves to bring hope to women all over the world - those women who still find themselves with little or no rights at all. Why does the system make these women, these victims, feel like the offenders? In many societies these women are treated like offenders! This must stop! It. in fact, stops here! Rape-aXe is a device which latches itself to the skin of the attacker, causing immense discomfort, allowing the victim to escape. The attacker is 'branded' a rapist! Since the attacker will need medical assistance, there is no escaping arrest since medical staff will alert the authorities.
Questions and Answers from the website:
We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the Rape-Xe anti rape condom and to further aid in the fight against sexual abuse Sonnet Ehlers decided to add the most asked questions here.
"There will be blood all over the show and blood is the carrier of aids." I am aware that blood is one of the carriers. The penis will be encapsulated and the tines are so small there will hardly be blood that can spill because it is in a capsule.
"What is the possibility that the rapist would kill his victim?" Regrettably, You are always at risk being killed by your assailant, Rape-aXe will buy you time to get away,( I know this from a patient that caught him self in his zipper. Rape-aXe will have the same effect just worse.) Luckily rapists do have brains they loose it for a few moments, when their blood rush to a certain body part, after that he will realize that is tagged and he knows he will be in double trouble should he kill you.
"You will get vindictive woman that would want to get back at the guys and frame them. Do you hate men? " You have a valid point, My advice, don't put what belongs to you where it does not belong and you will never run into trouble. No, I do not hate men I love men, I don't even hate the rapist however I hate his deed.
"Your critics once said it is a medieval device! " a Medieval device for a medieval deed.
"Can the condom accidentally hook into my own skin? Will it cause permanent damage to the rapist?" No, the design is of such that the condom cannot turn inside out, you do not have to fear. Your second concern. No, it will not cause permanent damage to the rapist he will have tell tale little scars on him. (He will have some explaining to do to his wife or girlfriend how he encountered those scars.)
The site does not say how much each one cost but you can contact them. I personally am torn on the subject, yes I think that anyone who rapes anyone should get something done to them, but I am concerned on if the rapist can turn around and sue the victum because his penis was damaged. I know that might sound absurd but stranger things have happened. If a rapist can get shared custody over his child (even though he raped the mother) then anything can happen today. I feel that maybe this might set women back a little because women already get enough crap thrown at them by having people, both men and women, state that she shouldn't have worn this or did this or go there because she knew she had a high percentage of getting raped. Do I think that this device will lower the percentage of getting raped? No. The man can still rape you, he just gets a surprised in the end and I can only see a bunch of trials coming up where the rapist gets off free and clear because he cannot have a functioning penis so that means he has "learned" his lesson. Rape isn't about sex anyway, it is about power and if a man is a rapist, it doesn't matter if he has a functioning penis or not because you can violate a woman with pretty much anything. Those are just my thoughts, please share because I really would like to know what you think.