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Monday, November 21, 2005

What Part of the Weird Device Biting Into Your Wang Don’t You Understand?

Posted by on November 21 at 16:00 PM

I don’t know exactly how it happened, but somehow I missed June’s BBC report about South Africa’s controversial “rape trap”a tampon-sized device to be inserted by women that attaches itself to a rapist’s penis and can only be removed via surgery.

According to the trap’s (female) inventor Sonette Ehlers, the tool will aid in the prosecution of South Africa’s rapists, of which there are a whopping 1.5 million each year.

According to critics, the device is a barbaric horror that tortures men and adapts women to rape.

Key final ‘graphs of the report:

Ms Ehlers’s critics argue that it would be better to educate men not to rape in the first place, rather than just to catch them after the deed. But the inventor insisted: “I’m not an educator - I will go for those they can’t educate.