I ran across this story on one of my many research projects. Cheers to Dr. Sonnet for developing a weapon against rape.
CNN writer Faith Karim explains how one doctor was inspired to create a condom to fight rape. "South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers was on call one night four decades ago when a devastated rape victim walked in. Her eyes were lifeless; she was like a breathing corpse. "
Dr. Sonnet, who at the time was a20-year old researcher recalled, "She looked at me and said, 'If only I had teeth down there,'" I promised her I'd do something to help people like her one day."
Forty years later, Rape-aXe was born.
photo from Gizmodo.com
Women fearful of being raped can insert the Rape-Axe condom inside themselves like a diaphragm or tampon. If her worst fears come true, and a man attempts to rape her, the Rape-Axe's inside hooks attach themselves to the penis and don't come off, instead getting even tighter and stopping the man from being able to urinate. The only way to remove it is by seeing a doctor—which will obviously help with prosecution.
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