Dr. Sonnet Ehlers, of South Africa, has invented a female condom with ‘teeth’ in an attempt to thwart rape in that country. South Africa has one of the highest rape rates world-wide, and very few convictions. Justice for a victim is rare, indeed.
Ehlers’ had to sell her home and car to fund the anti-rape project that some are calling a medieval device. The female condom contains jagged rows of teeth-like hooks line its inside, and is inserted in the woman like a tampon.
Female Condom With Teeth: Rape aXe Fights Rape (Video)
Dr. Sonnet Ehlers anti-rape device was inspired by a rape victim she met over 40 years ago. She vividly remembers the lifeless eyes of the traumatized rape victim and the woman saying “If only had teeth down there.” A young medical student at the time, Dr. Ehlers promised her she would do something to help rape victims some day—and that day has finally arrived. More than 30,000 female rape aXe condoms were to be distributed free during the World Cup. They will eventually sell for about $2.00 each.
Dr. Ehlers’ consulted with psychologists, gynecologists and engineers to ensure the safety of the of the rape aXe device. She also conducted interviews with prisoners guilty of rape to see if the device would give them pause—-some said yes, they would rethink before raping.
The anti-rape condom with teeth can only be removed by a physician, hopefully in the presence of law enforcement close by, thus insuring an arrest.
Sonnet Ehlers said:
“It hurts, he cannot pee and walk when it’s on. If he tries to remove it, it will clasp even tighter… however, it doesn’t break the skin, and there’s no danger of fluid exposure.”
The anti-rape aXe has many critics. They fear an entrapped man will become more violent and possibly kill or mutilate his victim. They point out it won’t stop gang rape, and women will be more vulnerable to sadistic abuse. Oddly, many of the critics are females!
Victoria Kajja, a fellow for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the east African country of Uganda had this to say:
“The fears surrounding the victim, the act of wearing the condom in anticipation of being assaulted all represent enslavement that no woman should be subjected to. It not only presents the victim with a false sense of security, but psychological trauma. It also does not help with the psychological problems that manifest after assaults.”
Filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson is quoted as saying:
“Maybe that makes sense in the First World, but if a guy is raping you, and there’s five other guys waiting to take their turn … do you think he’s going to take that well? They’re going to mutilate that woman. It’s just a provocation.”
On the other hand, Grace Faraja has spent most of her 29 year life in constant fear of rape. She lives in the vicinity of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Ms. Faraja’s thoughts are :
“What people need is this condom. Especially when women are most vulnerable, at night and when traveling from one town to the next. When men hear about this, they will be scared. They won’t know who has protected herself and who not.”
I am on the side of Dr. Sonnet Ehlers and her anti-rape condom with teeth. Rape is a violent, repulsive act performed by cowards on vulnerable women, men and children. They quite often do kill or maim their victims without provocation, so why argue that the rape aXe will only incite them to harm more? Isn’t it time these cowardly, perverse deviants felt fear themselves? How sad is it that we need to devise some kind of anti-child rape device, too?
Perhaps this anti rape aXe will prove successful and rape crimes will be reduced—-perhaps men will actually think before violating a woman, man or child—-let’s see..do I want to violate this person or lose my p*nis? Should be an easy choice for any man with more than a single brain cell.
As for the anti rape condom with tiny teeth being medieval, Dr. Ehlers offers this:
“Yes, my device may be a medieval, but it’s for a medieval deed that has been around for decades. I believe something’s got to be done … and this will make some men rethink before they assault a woman.”
I do hope this product will be available world-wide soon. Just think of the number of people that would be spared the humiliating, violent, degrading act of rape.
Now let’s get busy on something to stop pedophiles! While rape Axe isn’t the perfect solution, it is a start, and great one, at that.
Check out the instructional video and leave your thoughts and comments on’ Female Condom With Teeth: Rape aXe Fights Rape’ below. I’d really like to know your opinion on this long over-due invention!