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Is this real???

I mean, really! Is this real????



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Apr. 16th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
Huh? Wouldn't the guy have to voluntarily put it on for it to work, anyway?

I'm confused.
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
It's meant to be a female condom.
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
In the event of rape, wouldn't she have to be wearing it already? Seems...fatalistic to be expecting it to happen.
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
Yes... it was meant to be a protective device.
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
Sadly in the parts of waring of africa, it is a fact of life.
Apr. 16th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
Yes and no. Each persons environment is unique. As someone who works for an organization providing womens reproductive health services including abortion services, I can only tell you that there are a lot of women living in situations where they are being repeatedly raped by a husband, partner, mothers boyfriend, father or other family member.

A lot of my patients also are economically trapped in their neighborhoods and walking home from the train or bus late at night or any other time for that matter is a calculated risk they take everyday to put food on the table.

The need for this products saddens me. Unfortunately I see a lot of folks who would need this for lots of reasons. For them this is protection and evidence gathering. Leaving the house is the fatalistic act.
Apr. 16th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
I think my life has been blissfully sheltered.
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)


i dont know, cutting off the rapists penis doesnt seem like the rape victim would live very long. That may the one person you dont want to get angry at that time.
Apr. 16th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
This is actually one of the biggest criticisms of the product - it's rather likely to turn a rape into a murder.
Apr. 16th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
A rape that gives a person AIDS is tantamount to murder anyway.


Apr. 16th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Well, in Africa maybe. In developed nations, attempted murder, or so my long-surviving PWA friends would have me believe.

If they can afford the meds.
Apr. 16th, 2008 11:32 am (UTC)
The one that Boymeat linked to embedded hooks into the penis - it wasn't the cut-off-the-tip one.

As far as I am concerned, if a rapist gets his penis mauled by a device - he deserves it.

Apr. 16th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
raep =/= lulz
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
Not surprised that this is being offered in South Africa - the same place where you can install an anti-carjacking kit that consists of, among other things, a flamethrower mounted underneath the driver's side door.
Apr. 16th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Well, you've been complaining about feeling like you couldn't find any new kinks or fetishes.....
Apr. 16th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
Apr. 16th, 2008 11:11 am (UTC)
I read about that when they first made it. I guess rape is very prevalent in south africa, and there is some belief among some citizens that if a man with aids has sex with a virgin he will be cured.

It's so totally real. :/
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Apr. 16th, 2008 11:51 am (UTC)
yep - I wrote a paper about that last Fall Semester for my HIV for Health Care Professionals class

In August of 2007 the UK "Independant" newspaper reported that President Mbecki favored a cure of garlic and beet root recommended by his Health Minister, Mrs. Manto Tshabalala-Msimang over Deputy Health Minister Madlala-Routledge’s plan to distribute anti retroviral drugs.

President Mbecki fired Deputy Health Minister Madlala-Routledge for going to an HIV/AIDS seminar without the President’s permission.

Deputy Health Minister Madlala-Routledge was also censured for wanting people to be tested with government officials setting the example by being tested themselves.
Apr. 16th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
As disturbed as I am that we live in a time when these are necessary, I'm glad they exist. I wish I'd had one 11 years ago.
Apr. 16th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
I think that if I were in a situation where I thought something of the sort were necessary, I would just stick with a regular female condom. It would collect evidence just fine, and the idea of deliberately exposing myself to their blood just seems like a bad idea to me.

Still... wow...
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