Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof
REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.
This is perfect
BLESS THIS PERSON
I BOW TO THIS INTENTION
Can we talk about how beautifully this turns rape culture on its head? Instead of “If they weren’t dressed like that they wouldn’t have been raped” THIS IS LITERALLY “IF THEY HADN’T TRIED TO RAPE SOMEONE THEY WOULDN’T HAVE SPIKES IN THEIR DICK”*
almost everyone I tell about thus go ‘its so cruel! Its inhumane!’
whAT IS RAPE THEN!?!
This is perfect.
I will reblog this until my fingers fall off
i fucking hate how i get attached so easily like i don’t understand. i meet someone new, find interest and BAM it’s like i can’t stop thinking about it. this needs to fucking stop
i dont need a valentine i need 8 million dollars and a fast metabolism
all i want is attention but only from certain people
if u don’t reblog this… Your lying.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME
THIS WAS THE OTP OF MY CHILDHOOD
You DO realize that Magenta is a boy, right?
nickelodeon was all like fuck gender sterotypes
I don’t give a fuck what their gender is. I still ship it.
Actually, according to the nickjr webpage, Magenta is also a girl.
I still shipped it when I found out blue was a girl
I think I ship it more now
when ur fav character in a show unexpectedly dies
I don’t get how babies can cry at restaurants lol like nigga why you cryin there’s food around you rejoice