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Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.

Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.

Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.

When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.” 

- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof

REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.

This is perfect



Can we talk about how beautifully this turns rape culture on its head? Instead of “If they weren’t dressed like that they wouldn’t have been raped” THIS IS LITERALLY “IF THEY HADN’T TRIED TO RAPE SOMEONE THEY  WOULDN’T HAVE SPIKES IN THEIR DICK”*

That bold bit~







Always reblog


well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happen
sounds to me like he was asking for it

Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know. 

If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck

I mean, not all woman decapitate people. I’m not like that.

(Source: suzziepsyche)


Anonymous asked:

Its not hard you force the girl down spread her legs and check for the rape protection device lol not hard




I honestly don’t even know how to respond to something like this because I’m so fucking disgusted right now. I don’t know if you, for some reason, said that as a joke or if you seriously think like this. Either way it isn’t humorous at all, actually it’s ignorant and honestly scary as hell. I can’t fathom why you would even say something as disgusting and misogynistic as this. You obviously must recognize how asshole-ish you sounded by saying this because you didnt have the courage to say it off anon.
People like you are the reason rape prevention devices have to be made in the first place. It’s sad that something made to make women feel safe is immediately met with such a hostile response. Honestly I don’t care who you are or what your gender is but your way of thinking is harmful and you don’t deserve to be in a relationship with anyone. Rape is something serious and for you to address the situation in such a cavalier way is fucked up.
You aren’t funny or cool and the only thing you accomplised by putting this in my ask is making a fool out of yourself. Kindly leave me the fuck alone, reevaluate your attitude toward women, and maybe next time think before you say something so offensive.

The sad part is we’ll never know the idiot hiding behind anon who said that.

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