Rape Gets a Lot More Painful
This seems to be a real product launch, and not a hoax. South Africa has a lethal combination of high instances of rape and high HIV infection rates, so one company decided to strike back. One rand is awfully inexpensive: the product must cost more than this to make, so there seems to be a civic-duty (or vigilante/vagilante) element here.
Scumbags of South Africa, you have been warned. Later this month, women there "will be able to arm their vaginas with the Rapex device, a product priced at 1 rand (around 14 cents) and sold over the counter," the Guardian reports. "Shaped like a female condom and worn internally, its hollow interior is lined with 25 razor-sharp teeth, which fasten on to an attacker's penis if he attempts penetration."
Pardon me whilst I have some sympathy for rapists. There. I'm done.
There is an online presence for this thing as far back as 2005; I'll keep an eye on this-- should it turn out to be a hoax, I will let you know.