Anti-Rape Underwear

I have to be honest, I never thought I’d see the day where an item like this would exist, and I’m a bit disgusted over the entire situation. Engineers in India have just developed a new type of "lingerie": anti-rape underwear.

These underwear are equipped with GPS, a communication system that alerts the police (and the wearer’s parents), and pressure sensors that can deliver shock waves of 3,800 volts.

A co-developer of this product says that this technology will give women “freedom from situations faced in buses and public places.”

Um, what? I understand you’re striving to keep women safe, and that sentiment is surely appreciated, but I doubt that this invention will actually solve the problem of rape. This technology could only be available to a slight population of women, and even those women won’t be fully protected.

Who’s going to just only wear one pair of underwear just in case they get raped at any given moment? The problem with rape is not the women, it’s the rapists. Time and money would be better suited in creating a technology for rapists, and not women.

What do you think of this situation?

Ally | Elite.

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