16 September 2005

Like Razors, But Easier To Prosecute (and insert)

I have to say, I very much like the idea of digging fish hook like things in the penis of a rapist. All the better if it's during the act. Sonette Ehlers of South Africa has developed just the thing.

AFP/file photo

This article explains more about the device which needs to be surgically removed, thusly forcing the rapist to seek help at a hospital.

An interesting spin could be putting a unique identifier on the device so that the victim could be easily identifiable and then checked in with/up on/relatives notified.

One thing that came up in a discussion was that this would lead to the rape victims' chances of being murdered shooting through the roof. While I don't disagree, I think the asshole attacker might not be able to think while having fish hook like things stuck in his penis. What do you think?

Regardless, great invention.

Do we need weapons to be "equals"? This is like a preemptive attack, sort of. Will this just raise the stakes for rapists? How are women who use these going to be labled/viewed?


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