Society makes me sigh, as does the fact anti-rape underwear has been invented. No it doesn’t even have an alarm, it has cut-resistant fabrics and combination locks around the thighs.
Society makes me sigh, as does the fact anti-rape underwear has been invented. No it doesn’t even have an alarm, it has cut-resistant fabrics and combination locks around the thighs. Now let’s pretend that a rapist wouldn’t just force the victim to unlock them and look at what else is wrong with this absolutely stupid garment:
It promotes rape culture and plays the blame game.
For those of you who don’t know what rape culture is, this quote sums it up perfectly:
“We’re living in rape culture, a society that teaches its children ‘don’t get yourself raped,’ rather than ‘don’t rape’.”
That is the society we live in. We’d rather make innocent women shell out money to protect themselves than take time to actually tackle the problem (rapists). Why should the potential victim have to change how they live? It’s not their fault. This product is basically a massive billboard announcement saying “Don’t get raped.”
I could walk down the street in the shortest, tightest, skimpiest dress in the world and any sexual assault I get subjected to would not be my fault. Skimpy outfits are not ‘asking for it’, the victim did not consent therefore it is RAPE and just as wrong as a guy raping a girl in the comfort of her bedroom because she wouldn’t put out. They are still sick in the head.
These lockable shorts don’t even prevent rape. They prevent ‘a complete rape,’ so the women will still have to go through all the other trauma that comes before the actual act of rape. Does it not make more sense to tackle the rapists and prevent the whole thing? Oh no of course not, that’d mean the world would have to wake up and stop playing the blame game!
One of the creators has been victim to two attempted rapes and I understand why she’d want to prevent rape happening to anyone else, but could she not set up and anti-rape campaign instead of profiting off of other people’s fear of sexual assault? Would she like to be told not to get raped every time she goes out? Because that’s effectively what she’s saying to other women.
The product is based around the idea that people get raped by strangers, but 80 per cent of rapes are committed by someone you know, so are women expected to wear these rape shorts around their boyfriends and bosses too? Pretty sure a woman would tell her boyfriend the combination anyway for intimacy reasons, so how useful is it going to be if he rapes her?
About as useful as shampoo to a bald man.
Oh and aren’t they forgetting that men get raped too?
I think they’re insensitive, but what do you think? Will this new underwear help prevent rape? Would you buy it? Drop a comment below to share your thoughts!