Turning personal tragedy, governmental breakdown and societal collapse into a business opportunity! Safe Shorts! For when the government won't let you protect yourself from rapists, the private sector has a solution! Wrap your nether regions in kevlar running pants. Because that will totally work, right?
A woman in Germany has created anti-rape shorts, which began as a personal project after she was attacked while out running.
There are two types of Safe Shorts – underpants and running shorts – and both are made from slash and tear-resistant material, and have a lock as well as an alarm.
The shorts are fastened with a cut-resistant cord, which is attached to the waist or pelvic area (depending on which style you have), and then secured with a clip that has a coded padlock.
You can access this padlock in seconds with the code, but if someone else tampers with it, a 140 decibel alarm sounds.
The wearer also has the option of setting the alarm off themselves, should they feel threatened.
The shorts come in black, but you get a choice of lock colours.
The shorts were created by Sandra Seilz from Germany, who was attacked by three men while out running.
Reminds me of something I said once.
Of course, in an ideal world, men would learn not to rape, and women could go about their lives without fear of being violated.
However, we don't live in an ideal world – not even close – and until these men learn to view women as human beings and not objects, it makes sense that women should want to take preventative measures in high risk situations.
You can exercise your right to not be raped all you want, but it doesn't mean you're safe.