It's called Rape-aXe.
Apparently, in South Africa more than any other country rape is highly prevalent in society. Women live in fear at all times. She planned to have 30,000 devices distributed during the World Cup games.
Basically a woman inserts it like a tampon. Once up there if she is attacked, the thing will clamp down around a man. It will debilitate him. If he struggles to remove it, it will become tighter. A doctor has to remove it, presumably with police on hand to arrest him afterward.
HOLY CRAP, THAT'S HORRIFYING TO IMAGINE. I am a man and therefore am of course referring to the penile mutilation. The doctor says it doesn't break the skin, so there isn't a chance of bodily fluid exchange during this maneuver. Deserving or not, that's gut wrenching!
Rape is one of the most vile and horrific acts committed. Do not misunderstand me here, a deterrent is justifiable. Rapists should be punished well beyond what they are. The psychological damage to the victim is irreparable.
So why does it sound like I have a but? Because I do. The doctor plans to make them available for $2.
If these things make it to the western world, ie the USA, this could have some very bad results. I'm considering one particular instance that undermines the intention of this device. A psycho girl who is really pissed off at her boyfriend putting one of those in and allowing him to have sex with her. That would be an assault that would have the exact affects on the man as it would for a rape victim.
My solution(s)? Make Mace or Pepper Spray available and affordable for all women? Teach women self defense in elementary and high school. Educate boys on their responsibility as humans so they grow up better people. Real conversations about sex with youths are nonexistent. The false concepts men and women grow up with about sex are wildly off base. I think open and honest discussions could go along way to deterring deviant behavior before it manifests itself.
The biggest but is that with this device, WOMEN STILL GET RAPED. They just get instant justice. Arm women with confidence, education and training to fight back and help prevent the rape, not just set a trap once the act has taken place.