Femdefence is an on-going project first presented in 2003. The project includes the creation of an imaginary product, which bears the project’s name. The “product“ is a kind of protection against rape, somewhat similar to a tampon in that it’s user carries it inserted into her vagina. The basic idea is that the woman carries the protective device in her vagina. In it there is a sharp pin which has a penetrating effect on the perpetrator’s penis in the event of a rape. The construction is such that the pin still cannot injure the bearer. The design of the design is based on a similar construction invented by a Swedish woman named Anita Ingmarsdotter. She came to work on her invention after a series of rape cases in Sweden that received a lot of public attention.
Ok, so assuming the woman ‘bearing’ this device doesn’t cause serious internal injuries to herself everytime she bends over or does anything other than sit or walk upright, does this device still protect her adequately. Sure any rapist who tries to rape a woman bearing this device will injure himself enough to, potentially, incapacitate him but when he impales himself on the sharp spike, will he not bleed inside his victim and almost certainly expose her to any and all diseases he carries? Is that not a bigger problem?