This may be old news to some...but I just came across it on the internet.
Rape is a horrible, violent crime. It's one of those things we would all make disappear if we had a magic wand.
In some parts of the world, the incidence of rape is staggeringly high...like in South Africa. They have the highest rape rate in the world. In fact, one in every four men surveyed in South Africa admitted to having sexually assaulted a woman. It is estimated that 16% of the population are infected with HIV, which is obviously spread by rape.
One woman has decided to try and change that. Some people disagree with her methods...
This is a condom-like device that is inserted into the vagina by a woman who thinks she may be assaulted. When the man pushes his penis into her, the condom traps his penis with the small sharp teeth that will not let the man remove the condom without injury to his penis; it must be surgically removed. Oh - did I mention he will be writhing in pain, too? And unable to walk or urinate? Likely unable to inflict further violence upon the woman. And guaranteed to be apprehended.
There's a lot of controversy about these devices. They have been called (usually by the men) medieval, irresponsible, idiotic, torture devices. Other people (usually the women) quickly embrace the poetic justice aspect and point out that no harm occurs if a man keeps his dick in his pants where it belongs. The inventor, Dr. Sonette Ehlers, said "I consulted engineers, gynecologists and psychologists to help in the design and make sure it was safe." She distributed 30,000 of them free at the World Cup in 2010.
The idea came to her when she was attending to a rape victim who said, "“If only I had teeth down there.”
I wonder how that distribution at the World Cup went and whether the incidence of rape decreased in South Africa as a result? Isolated stories of trapped penises? Not finding further information on the internet, I wrote Dr. Ehlers for more information and hope she will respond. Personally - I like the idea.