Harassment

Rape-Fighting Condom

HOLY MOLY!
That’ll teach ya not ta stick ya ding-a-ling where it doesn’t belong!

No but seriously. South Africa has some of the highest rape rates in the world and convictions aren’t common. Because of lack of money, victims rarely get access to medical care or DNA tests in order to provide evidence.

Something like this doesn’t stop rape nor the physiological consequences that come with a traumatic event like that but it allows for justice to be served in a society that normalizes such a horrific act. It brings the issue to light for all to see. Literally!, since the rapist will have to actually go get medical assistance to take the condom off.

But Victoria Kajja, a fellow for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the east African country of Uganda, says:

“The fears surrounding the victim, the act of wearing the condom in anticipation of being assaulted all represent enslavement that no woman should be subjected to.”

Shes basically saying that the action of a female wearing the condom reiterates and promotes a sense of vulnerability. Well, in a society that 28% of men confess to having raped a female and 1 in 20 men say they raped in the past year….I’m pretty sure these women already feel vulnerable.
[2009 report by Medical Research Council & Human Rights Watch]

Inventor of the Rape-Fighting Condom, Dr. Sonnet Ehlers is criticized for creating a “medieval device to fight rape“. But to the critiques she replies:

“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.”

Wise lady. Wise Words.

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