WHAT THE FUCK
I just NOPEd the most forceful nope of my life
And the next time someone asks you why you care about feminism or rape culture, you show them this. Because there is a shit-ton of work to do.
HOW IS THIS FUCKING REAL
uuuuugh this hurts
Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof
REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.
reblog every time idc
9 Out Of 10 Americans Are Completely Wrong About This Mind-Blowing Fact
WOW. Okay. All the more reason to move out of this country when I can. Well, from looking at this, if I ever can.
I’m making $0.50 over minimum wage
I’m scheduled for one day this week and I can’t find a second job
I’m trying to study abroad
I’m fucked even if I stay in the states to finish college
that’s fucked up wow
First came across this concept in my sociology classes. Great graphic representation. Watch it. Get angry. Get active.
I already knew this (thanks, OWS!) but it’s nice to see it in graphic format.