Rapex: The Rape Prevention Device Delayed

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The Rapex rape prevention device has been delayed until late this year. As you may remember, the gadget goes inside of a woman and clamps down on a rapist's penis to force him into getting medical attention, which in turn will alert the authorities that he is a rapist (or the victim of a horrible practical joke).

The project has been greeted with enthusiasm as well as scepticism. One of those critical of the device is Charlene Smith, a rape survivor, journalist and activist on women's issues. She says she believes the device will increase the risk of victims being killed.


Perhaps they're using the extra time to perfect the device so that accidental clampage when a woman forgets to remove it won't cause undue pain to some poor husband. Either that, or they're adding more spikes.

Rapex Delayed [MedGadget]