Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Way More Useful than Live 8...!!!

"Sonette Ehlers of Kleinmond, South Africa, recently invented a tampon-like sheath that she says will reduce the disturbing number of rapes that plague that country, but local anti-violence leaders are skeptical, as well as alarmed.
The device folds around the penis with microscopic hooks and, once engaged, requires medical intervention to remove. (It may also incidentally inhibit the transmission of HIV.) Critics call it impractical (since one must be worn constantly) and barbaric, and a distraction from other solutions to the rape crisis.
The devices are expected to be available in pharmacies starting in July, for 1 rand each (about 15 cents)." (source)

...We spoke about the problems of rape in Africa under this post, and in this instance I am much preferring this very progressive idea to the conservative solutions we were throwing around...

Take note Mr. Geldof...awareness is always a good thing -- but action is even better!

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