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Non-violent anti-rape device

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Since they really have made anti-rape devices which are basically a series of sharp spikes the woman wears inside her privates, it seems to me more likely that the attacker will end up suing the woman for injury.

Unlike your conventional anti-rape device, this one is worn inside the mouth. Activated by pressing a button with one's tongue, it plays a short recorded message through a speaker designed to project the sound as if it were created by the owner's voice box.

When confronted in a dark alleyway, our heroine can now turn around and say, in a very deep voice, "I'm a man." This should freak the attacker out enough to discourage him.

Failing that, it can also play "I am your father" or any other creative message you can think of, synthesised with the bundled software and downloadable via USB.

mitxela, Sep 26 2009

Wikipedia: Trans panic defense https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_panic
Not a good way to defend yourself in a rape case, but suggests that "I'm a man" may have undesirable effects on the would-be rapist [notexactly, Oct 01 2019]

Survival Rates Similar for Gunshot, Stabbing Victims Whether Brought to the Hospital by Police or EMS, Penn Medicine Study Finds https://www.pennmed...tes-similar-for-gun
Subject, of course to survivor bias [Voice, Nov 10 2019]


       sorry, I'm all for violence towards rapists.
po, Sep 26 2009

       I'm with [po]. Bust 'em up. Besides, being a man isn't necessarily a deterrent.
normzone, Sep 26 2009

       <imagines social scenarios where this might be pressed accidentally>
pocmloc, Sep 26 2009

       (-) With po on this one. I also find this immoral on a weird level - as if by changing gender as a trick to defend oneself, one would somehow confirm that yes, girls are ready-made victims, and if one doesn't want to be a victim, one shouldn't be a girl.   

       "Please hold ... Your crime is very important to us. ... The average wait time for a victim is ... five ... minutes." [garbled sounds of Gershwin played from a very old tape recorder]
jutta, Sep 26 2009

       Isn't rape nature's base urge to reproduce, a fundamental drive. Nature can't really afford to damage the female it's trying to reproduce with. The male not so much. This drive, as [normzone] pointed out, is strong.   

       Humanity is now sentient of our base urges so in theory there can be laws and social etiquette to control the natural rape drive, if individuals do truly have control.   

       It is a societal and personal question why the remaining individuals don't have control of their own urges. Strange that when it comes to base urges, pain (in most cases) is a natural reminder of things not to do, which society/law doesn't allow to be used.   

       I am of course, missing out those sentient defective individuals that know it's wrong and have control but rape anyway and that's why there are prisons.
wjt, Oct 04 2019

       // Isn't rape nature's base urge to reproduce//   

       Being hungry doesn't excuse ripping somebody's arm off and eating it.
FlyingToaster, Oct 04 2019

       I don't think [wjt] is positing it as an excuse.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 04 2019

       Rapists can be deterred by application of an intercranial dose of the element Pb. 100% success rate in preventing future attacks as well.
doctorremulac3, Oct 04 2019

       True, the human race doesn't want to get to the stage where everyone is too metabolically fiddled to give a fig.
wjt, Nov 13 2019


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