Condom with teeth to ward off rapists launched in South Africa
The condom ‘latches itself to the skin of the attacker, causing immense discomfort, allowing the victim to escape’ claims the official website for the product. ‘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. ’The device is the brain-child of Dr Sonnet Ehlers, who had the idea 40 years ago after meeting a rape victim who was like ‘a breathing corpse’.
The victim looked up at Dr Ehlers and said: ‘If only had teeth down there.’When the condom is on the attacker cannot pee or walk, and it clasps tighter if he tries to remove it.Only a doctor can detach the Rape-aXe, which Dr Ehlers says does not break the skin.’I consulted engineers, gynaecologists and psychologists to help in the design and make sure it was safe,’ she said.
South Africa has one of the highest rape rates in the world, with 28 per cent of men surveyed by the nation’s Medical Research Council admitting that they had raped a woman or a girl. USAfrica wt wire/agency report