Not From The Onion: Electric anti-rape underwear developed to protect women in India

With all do respect to those trying to protect women from violence and rape, this sounds like something that was concocted by the Colorado State Legislature. Courtesy of Euronews:

The electrified underwear is a project of three students in Chennai, and can deliver 3,880 kilovolt shock to any potential attacker. It also has a GPS device to notify police of an attack. According to one of the developers of the undergarment:

People are coming up with the question: ‘What happens if the girl herself gets electrocuted?’, So I want to say  that it is not possible because we have developed an insulating layer to protect the wearer.

At least one local student thinks this might be a good idea:

These days it is getting very difficult for girls to move around, it is very unsafe for them actually, especially in Chennai, on the local trains and buses, it is actually very tough for us to move around. So, this innovation is very helpful for all of us.

Again, I have no doubts that the developers have good intentions (and probably are looking to make a few Rupees – they’re looking for investors), but the absurdity of introducing a modern-day chastity belt as an effective way to prevent sexual assault instead of allowing women an effective means to protect themselves speaks to the delusional nature of the anti-gun zealots, whether in India or the United States. It also does not seem to take into account that all an armed predator would have to do to defeat the device is order the victim to remove it, not to mention what would happen to a woman if the predator was merely shocked and not incapacitated.

One can only wonder what rape survivor Susan Collins thinks about this.

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4 thoughts on “Not From The Onion: Electric anti-rape underwear developed to protect women in India

  1. Just when you thought the Left couldn’t get any more ridiculous…

    Thanks for posting, CTX. This is exactly the problem with the Leftists: they deplore anything that actually works: oil, guns, capitalism, etc. .., and will spend untold millions of dollars and hours in their Utopian pursuit of things that don’t.
    Then, when their plans fail (and they virtually ALWAYS fail), they comfort themselves by saying “well, our intentions were good”.

    And we’re the extremists?

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