In 2005, Dr. Ehlers, a South Afriucan woman, while working in the South African Blood Transfusion Service saw two events that made her invent an anti-rape device called Rape-aXe. The first event was the sight of a man with his penis caught in his zipper. The second event was the words of a rape victim, “I wish I had teeth down there.”
In Ethers device, Rape-aXe is a latex sheath embedded with shafts of sharp, inward-facing barbs that would be worn by the woman in her vagina like a female condom. The attacking penis would be snagged by the barbs causing the attacker excruciating pain during withdrawal and giving the victim time to escape. Rape-aXe remains on the penis and must be removed surgically. This would alert hospitals and police. Like most condomn Rape-aXe prevents pregnancy and the transmission of HIV an sexually transmitted infections.
As far as my research can recall, the device readily available to market in 2005 has not been put into effect and it is now 2013. This is 8 years later.
If people can safeguard their homes with weapons, why is it now allowed for a woman to protect her body?
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Rape South Africa
Rape is an occurrence which, according to official statistics occurred approximately 16,000 times annually during the 1980s. By 2006 the official figure for rape was over 55 000 , unofficially, based on the premise put forward by the National Institute of Crime Rehabilitation that only one in twenty rapes are reported, the figure is over 494,000 a year.
This means that on average approximately one thousand three hundred women can be expected to be raped a day in South Africa.
A study by Interpol, the international police agency, has revealed that South Africa leads the world in rapes.
A woman was raped in South Africa every 17 seconds. This did not include the number of child rape victims. It was estimated that one in every two women would be raped.
Between 28 and 30 percent of adolescents reported that their first sexual encounter was forced.
Of South African men who knew somebody who had been raped, 16 percent believed that the rape survivor had enjoyed the experience and had asked for it. According to a recent study police estimated that only one in 36 rape cases was reported and of those only 15 percent culminated in a conviction.
Rape Cases Reported South Africa – from South African Police Services :
2002 – 54 293
2003 – 52 425
2004 – 52 733
2005 – 55 114
2006 – 54 926
United States of America
Somewhere in America, a woman is raped every 2 minutes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
In 1995, 354,670 women were the victims of a rape or sexual assault. (NationalCrime Victimization Survey. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996.)
Over the last two years, more than 787,000 women were the victim of a rape or sexual assault. (National Crime Victimization Survey. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S.Department of Justice, 1996.)
The FBI estimates that 72 of every 100,000 females in the United States wereraped last year. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Statistics, 1996.)