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A South African doctor is distributing a female condom with 'teeth' during the FIFA World Cup to help fight rape, CNN is reporting.

Dr Sonnet Ehlers spent 40 years developing the condom, called Rape-aXe, after promising a female rape victim that she would do everything she could to help women in her situation.

The condom is inserted into the woman like a tampon.

Jagged rows of teeth-like hooks line its inside and attach on a man's penis during the act of penetration.

Once the penis is lodged into the condom, only a doctor can remove it.

Ehlers is hoping authorities will be on stand-by to make arrests after the condom is removed off the alleged rapist.

She says the rapist will not be able to pass urine or even walk as long as the condom is on his appendage and if he tries to remove it, it will clasp on even further.
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The doctor, a mother of two daughters, plans to distribute 30,000 free devices under supervision during the World Cup and will be available for about $2.80 a piece after the trial.

Critics of the condom say it is not a long-term solution and say will leave the women being raped more vulnerable to violence from men trapped by the device.

Many CNN readers, while commending the invention, agree with the critics saying incidences of violence may increase toward women wearing the device if caught and even worse could lead to other more extreme forms of rape.

South Africa has one of the highest rape rates in the world, with a 2009 report finding 28% of men have raped a woman or a girl.


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    edited December 2011
    Uhm, if a dude had that locked on his thang, I doubt he's going to be able to concentrate on inflicting more violence on the woman. However, if she's getting assaulted by multiple attackers, they might kill her.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_anti-rape-condom?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:47Discussion:e3369a98-3714-41e5-8276-5c6d50e297bbPost:0a1f3948-7a72-453d-9d4d-a7f764b09dd8">anti-rape condom</a>:
    [QUOTE]South Africa has one of the highest rape rates in the world, with a 2009 report finding <strong>28% of men have raped a woman or a girl</strong>.
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    28%.  Appalling.
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    6fsn6fsn member
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    edited December 2011
    Wow to the whole thing.  Just wow.
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    Butter CookieButter Cookie member
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    I know. I didn't read the 28% thing. That's really sad. That means over one fourth of men have raped a woman?
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    Butter CookieButter Cookie member
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    The other side though is... you get a vindictive bitch who is angry at her spouse/boyfriend/fuckbuddy and she wears that and doesn't tell him? Bad news.
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    Butter CookieButter Cookie member
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    I agree about the condom, I just can see it getting a bad reputation because of some angry bitch. Like, some psycho does this to an undeserving man and then it makes it harder to prove when a man actually does rape a woman - like it's not hard enough to prove now. KWIM?
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    LnR70707LnR70707 member
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    It sounds like a good idea, but I can see where it could have its fallbacks

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    I think the fact that these are even considered a viable option (it's not the first time they've been 'invented' and distributed in various countries at differenet times) speaks oodles to the extent of the problem...

    But I don't see them as a good solution.
    I'm not going to condem the development or use of them by any means but, I can't help but think that it's a band-aid on a gaping wound--dealing with the cultural problems that allow for rape, failure of reporting rape, etc needs to be step 1...and that's not being done.

    (and there is mixed teaching on whether it's safer for a woman to fight or safer for a woman to eentually 'give in'.
    And I do assume that some assholes will turn this into the new 'tight jeans' excuse...'well, she took out her rape-condom so she was consenting--nevermind that my hands were areound her throat when she did it')
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