Anti-rape device (ouch!)

FemdefenceNow here is a pretty nasty (and I would think, effective) anti-rape device.  This device was created by or is part of the Femdefence project:

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?

(via Blogaholics)

Paul
Enthusiast, marketing strategist, writer, and photographer. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad. Allergic to stupid

7 Comments

  1. Nope… the big problem isn’t the blood and gore. The biggest problem with a device like this is the mindset one must adopt in wearing such a device.

    In essence, a woman wearing one of these is saying to herself, “I’m a rape target.” In addition, she’s saying, “The only way I can protect myself from rape is by taking action ONCE THE RAPE IS IN PROGRESS.”

    In truth, most rapes CAN be prevented by simple vigilance and reasonable behaviour on the part of the person targeted for a rape. (I’m excluding the rapes that come about as a by-product of more sinister things like hijackings or housebreaking.)

    The woman wearing such a thing is almost advertising herself as a victim. Yes… she’s advertising. Not cos she’s showing the device. Cos obviously, it’s hidden. She’s advertising it with her soul.

    And I’m not approaching this from an airy-fairy new age angle. She is introducing an object into her body, which means that she is physiologically reminded of its presence at all times. This means that she’s neurolinguistically linking the presence of that object to her status as a potential rape victim.

    Which then transmits to modifying her behaviour in the real world in subtle ways. It might make her more aggro. (As in, “If you mess with me, WATCH what happens to you!!!”) Or it might make her more nervous. (As in, “Please don’t rape me, cos I’ll have to do something awful to you if you do! And I reallllly don’t wanna do that.”)

    But the device is a concept. It’s not a REAL device. What it does is it makes men and women think about rape and the possibilities of it. It’s a marketing device for people to think about personal responsibility.

    Blue skies
    love
    Roy

  2. Nope… the big problem isn’t the blood and gore. The biggest problem with a device like this is the mindset one must adopt in wearing such a device.

    In essence, a woman wearing one of these is saying to herself, “I’m a rape target.” In addition, she’s saying, “The only way I can protect myself from rape is by taking action ONCE THE RAPE IS IN PROGRESS.”

    In truth, most rapes CAN be prevented by simple vigilance and reasonable behaviour on the part of the person targeted for a rape. (I’m excluding the rapes that come about as a by-product of more sinister things like hijackings or housebreaking.)

    The woman wearing such a thing is almost advertising herself as a victim. Yes… she’s advertising. Not cos she’s showing the device. Cos obviously, it’s hidden. She’s advertising it with her soul.

    And I’m not approaching this from an airy-fairy new age angle. She is introducing an object into her body, which means that she is physiologically reminded of its presence at all times. This means that she’s neurolinguistically linking the presence of that object to her status as a potential rape victim.

    Which then transmits to modifying her behaviour in the real world in subtle ways. It might make her more aggro. (As in, “If you mess with me, WATCH what happens to you!!!”) Or it might make her more nervous. (As in, “Please don’t rape me, cos I’ll have to do something awful to you if you do! And I reallllly don’t wanna do that.”)

    But the device is a concept. It’s not a REAL device. What it does is it makes men and women think about rape and the possibilities of it. It’s a marketing device for people to think about personal responsibility.

    Blue skies
    love
    Roy

  3. Nope… the big problem isn't the blood and gore. The biggest problem with a device like this is the mindset one must adopt in wearing such a device.In essence, a woman wearing one of these is saying to herself, “I'm a rape target.” In addition, she's saying, “The only way I can protect myself from rape is by taking action ONCE THE RAPE IS IN PROGRESS.”In truth, most rapes CAN be prevented by simple vigilance and reasonable behaviour on the part of the person targeted for a rape. (I'm excluding the rapes that come about as a by-product of more sinister things like hijackings or housebreaking.)The woman wearing such a thing is almost advertising herself as a victim. Yes… she's advertising. Not cos she's showing the device. Cos obviously, it's hidden. She's advertising it with her soul.And I'm not approaching this from an airy-fairy new age angle. She is introducing an object into her body, which means that she is physiologically reminded of its presence at all times. This means that she's neurolinguistically linking the presence of that object to her status as a potential rape victim.Which then transmits to modifying her behaviour in the real world in subtle ways. It might make her more aggro. (As in, “If you mess with me, WATCH what happens to you!!!”) Or it might make her more nervous. (As in, “Please don't rape me, cos I'll have to do something awful to you if you do! And I reallllly don't wanna do that.”)But the device is a concept. It's not a REAL device. What it does is it makes men and women think about rape and the possibilities of it. It's a marketing device for people to think about personal responsibility.Blue skiesloveRoy

  4. Nope… the big problem isn’t the blood and gore. The biggest problem with a device like this is the mindset one must adopt in wearing such a device.

    In essence, a woman wearing one of these is saying to herself, “I’m a rape target.” In addition, she’s saying, “The only way I can protect myself from rape is by taking action ONCE THE RAPE IS IN PROGRESS.”

    In truth, most rapes CAN be prevented by simple vigilance and reasonable behaviour on the part of the person targeted for a rape. (I’m excluding the rapes that come about as a by-product of more sinister things like hijackings or housebreaking.)

    The woman wearing such a thing is almost advertising herself as a victim. Yes… she’s advertising. Not cos she’s showing the device. Cos obviously, it’s hidden. She’s advertising it with her soul.

    And I’m not approaching this from an airy-fairy new age angle. She is introducing an object into her body, which means that she is physiologically reminded of its presence at all times. This means that she’s neurolinguistically linking the presence of that object to her status as a potential rape victim.

    Which then transmits to modifying her behaviour in the real world in subtle ways. It might make her more aggro. (As in, “If you mess with me, WATCH what happens to you!!!”) Or it might make her more nervous. (As in, “Please don’t rape me, cos I’ll have to do something awful to you if you do! And I reallllly don’t wanna do that.”)

    But the device is a concept. It’s not a REAL device. What it does is it makes men and women think about rape and the possibilities of it. It’s a marketing device for people to think about personal responsibility.

    Blue skies
    love
    Roy

  5. it's worse enough to have an unwanted penis inside of you, but a bleeding one? my goodness, this is not protection but retaliation. I think let's stick to figuring out more protective inventions. isn't that the point? protection?

  6. To Roys comment, as a young, petite and attractive women, I already have no choice by to be reminded that I can easily be a rape victim. I try not to be in dangerous situations, but sometimes I cannot avoid them and sometimes I don't feel like staying in at night when I want to take a midnight stroll by myself. I agree though that manerisms and how much one is aware of thier surroundings (as well as dress) affect how much you do or do not advertise yourself as a target.
    I'm already nervous what I will do or have to do if I'm attacked and this would give me a little bit more of a self defense. I am, and I belive many other women are also, reminded many times a day that we could be attacked in this way and that devise would hopefully be there just for back up, because trust me- as someone whos carried many tampons in me-they are easy to ignore.

What do you think?

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