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
BLESS THIS PERSON
I BOW TO THIS INTENTION
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”*
almost everyone I tell about thus go ‘its so cruel! Its inhumane!’
whAT IS RAPE THEN!?!
Everyone always bragged about how their lover looked like a Greek God to them, Willem would just roll his eyes grumbling about sappy idiots, but he actually knew someone who did. Though the Demi-God wasn’t his lover the Dutchman was taken in by him. Being the socially awkward man he was he barely talked to Vincent at all, outside of business, so he felt nervous looking at the red tulip he held in his hand. One flower and a kiss that was what he told himself he would give. If only it was easy for him to do that.
Willem took a deep breath and stepped up to Vincent pressing the tulip into his hands and he leaned into him pressing their lips together softly. He was blushing when he pulled away but kept a neutral look. “I er…It’s appreciation day at my place so…I appreciate you a lot…And I hope you don’t mind what I just did.” he stopped talking feeling a bit stupid.
damn I let myself go
Vincent smiles at him even bigger at his smile. “Well, I’m free on the weekends and…pretty much almost everyday.”
"Weekends are best for me since I’m busy most of the week…" he mushed looking if the waitress was comeing with food yet.
Today’s medal count with NORWAY kicking major butts in Sochi.
unbelievable - especially when looking at the countries’ population count.
Like 5 million only in Norway…but they got 21 medals already
so if Norway had the population of the USA…they’d have over 15,000 medals by now loooool like every medal would be for Norway.
So considering the population numbers, USA and Russia should be higher but they aren’t. kudos for Netherlands, Norway and also Switzerland who are in 6th.