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Swedish Teens Design anti-rape belt

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TIZReporter, Nov 23, 2005.

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  1. TIZReporter

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    When the country doesn't allow women to protect themselves....

    There is no answer to a question of how an angry rapist might stab, or beat a woman using this device. There is also no explanation as to how this might be for a woman needing a washroom break.

    Why women would need to suffer when arming women would make rape victims really think twice.

    TIZ

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    A group of Swedish teenage girls has designed a belt that requires two hands to remove and which they hope will deter would-be rapists, one of the creators told said.

    "It's like a reverse chastity belt," said one of the creators, 19-year-old Nadja Bjoerk, meaning that the wearer is in control, instead of being controled.

    The military-style buckle has a latch that the wearer has to move through a labyrinth into the correct position in order to unlock the belt.

    "You need two hands to open it, so the rapist can't hold you down and open it at the same time. It takes a while to figure it out if you don't know what you're doing," she said.

    The product was designed as part of a high school project in entrepreneurialism and the girls have already sold 300 of the belts in Sweden, priced at 150 kronor ($26).

    Ms Bjoerk and one of her partners now plan to start a business to mass produce the belts and are currently in negotiations with potential partners.

    "But I'm not doing this for the money," she said. "I'm really passionate about stopping rape. I think it's terrible."

    The Swedish media have in recent months given wide and descriptive coverage to rape attacks, though experts' opinions vary on whether there has been an actual rise in the number of such crimes.

    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,17339154-13762,00.html
     
  2. joab

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    I like the South African belt more
     
  3. MDG1976

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    So now your attacker will have to kill you before you're raped.
     
  4. Biker

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    I googled a bit and came up with nothing....?
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    +1, and to those who havent seen it...

    http://www.rapestop.net/

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  7. Biker

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    Ah! Thanks folks. That would sure as hell take the lead out of a man's pencil!
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  8. Stickjockey

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    So the MZB sneaks up, bashes your head in, and does his thing at his leisure?:rolleyes:

    Okay, so the buckle is a miracle of modern puzzlery. Anyone know if the belt itself is reinforced?

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    If not, I give it about 15 seconds.
     
  9. m0ntels

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    I always find it amazing that people try and keep young people from having consentual sex, while doing so little to help them prevent unwanted sex. Put those African inserts in the school bathrooms instead. I wonder how people could protest against that.

    Randy
     
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    I think Mitch Rosen makes a pretty good chastity belt. :)

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    Well, that... coupled with this:

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    :D

    Just reminded of Oleg's picture.

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  11. fisherman66

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    They make a great wedding gift.
     
  12. atek3

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    From rapestop.com

    Screw that... it's called a "handgun", learn to use it.

    Both those items are so stupid... "handguns" the most effective tool to stop rape.

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  13. Lupinus

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    I actually did some research a few years ago an anti rape methods (sorry have lsot my links) and some are jsut...wow.

    Chastity belts of corse there were also devices that...uhm....well shall we say catch the train once its already in the tunnel. And there were several of these. Basicly they all sit up there all day and did the same basic thing but in slightly different ways. Acted basicly like a sheath and when a rapist did was rapists do he was in for a nasty surprise. One had hooks on the side that actually worked on the reverse allowing it in and then on the withdrawl snaged him and the more he pulled the deeper it would bite. Another basicly had razor blade on it. And yet another actually had a HARPOON when the rapist did his thing he got it IMPALED when a spring tripped the harpoon to fire at him and some of these were actualy made to inject a sedative so he would be knocked out and could be arrested....personaly I think a harpoon in there would be aufficiant on its own to keep a rapist from running....but having never experienced it *knock on wood and prays* Im just guessing
     
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    ...and for those where handguns aren't an option? What about them? Not everyone lives in freedom. :)
     
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    If they get serious enough about violent crime, they'll start throwing out politicians until they get respect for their intrinsic human rights.
     
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    subtle, but obvious pun...I wet myself....that's a groiner.
     
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    :what: :evil: I'm cringing at the mere idea!
     
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    yeah I have know about it long enough to uhm....not be shocked anymore when it pops into mind but that would have had to hurt lol
     
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    The big problem with devices using hooks, harpoons, etc. is that one does NOT want the rapist's bodily fluids (including blood) to be in a position to infect one with whatever nasty diseases he may be carrying. These anti-rape devices may prevent ejaculation, but if he's bleeding all over you, this kinda defeats the object of the exercise... :scrutiny:
     
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    useless

    rapist will simply switch tactics.

    doesn't Sweden have ok gun laws (for Europe?)
     
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    That belt is the dumbest thing any no thinking rape preventer ever thought of. Rapist with gun or knife - "take your clothes off. Humm :mad: what ever that is take it off too". Any rapist that was hurt as bad as the incerts have got to hurt would surely kill the victim. For me there are some things worse than death & that would have to be one. Five rounds center mass from a snubby & he will wait for her to reload so she can shoot him w/ her 5 more rounds she carries in the extra speed strip. If I were a woman in a no gun society I would rather be judged & jailed by a tyrant than raped by a thug.
     
  22. LadySmith

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    Preacherman & Longtooth brought up two major flaws in such devices:
    1) It does nothing to prevent a rapist from getting bodily fluids on the victim.
    2) The rapist can either remove the device or simply force the victim to.
    I would do everything in my power to prevent a rapist from ever laying hands on me in the first place. I've found firearms to be most effective. Other alternatives would be knives, machetes, spears, sticks, poles, basically anything I could get my hands on in order to keep a distance. The idea is to prevent the assault in the first place. Also, this being California, I'd probably get sued by the perp for using an anti-rape device.:mad:
     
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    From the add I don't think the South African man trap allows for fluid exchange.
    It appears to be a heavy condom with tiny barbs that stay in the penis until the whole contraption is withdrawn.
    I'm not a doctor or have any medical training, but I do remember being taught in basic training to leave the object in a puncture wound to prevent bleeding.

    They can give free T- shirts to each new customer
    Severe Penile Damage Do Not Enter

    Remember the old parking garage signs
    Sever tire damage...
    never mind
     
  24. Stingray

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    The belt is completely useless. A rapist could just pound a woman in the head until she agrees to remove the belt. The rapex device can easily be checked for with a finger, and if found can either be removed, or the woman can then be raped anally or orally. Maybe a few rapists would fall for it, but after word gets out not many more.

    Rapists will still have power over the woman, and if he has power over the victim, then the device is useless. A proper deterent will give the woman the power, which is why a gun is really the only way to go.
     
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    Before getting too indignint and frothy at the mouth I would consider for a moment that we are talking about a school project built by highschool children. Im not sure what you are expecting, but I give them credit for coming up with something off-the-wall enough to get it put in the newspaper, which imediatly makes this better than that stupid bridge I made with popsicle sticks.
     
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