November 16, 2013

"The problem with anti-rape underwear."

Headline at the Guardian. Guess what "the" problem is with anti-rape underwear? That is, assuming there's one problem — because it would be easier to think of 5 problems — what's the problem?

27 comments:

Paco Wové said...

Without looking at the article, I'm going to guess that the problem somehow involves making life less difficult than it ought to be for men, especially those awful white heteronormative ones.

danoso said...

Doesn't come in a wide variety of colors?

Bob R said...

I guessed right! What do I win? I know, a free subscription to the Guardian's web site.

Shouting Thomas said...

My guess is that no woman wants to buy the damned things.

Shouting Thomas said...

The notion that fathers do not teach their sons to respect women is so damned stupid.

Fatherlessness is the almost universal characteristic of young men who turn to crime.

Feminism creates fatherlessness. In fact, feminism celebrates fatherlessness.

gregwithtwogs said...

I'm not sure if it comes in a variety of colors but hope it doesn't come only in fifty shades of grey.

David said...

In conclusion:

"Sadly, resorting to literally locking away our vaginas in order to prevent rape indicates just how much work there is for us to do in the fight against rape culture. A modern-day chastity belt demonstrates just how little women's sexual rights have progressed since medieval times."

The depths of ignorance.

Bob Boyd said...

She seems to be worried that individual women preventing their own rape will be bad for The Cause, which is changing rape culture.

Bob R said...

You've got to be very carefully taught. And sinister Vicky Simister has had very careful teachers.

Ululating Umlungu said...

This got me thinking about reports of the rapeaxe, anti-rape condom, which made the headlines a few years ago. Seems the condom never made it into production. Ditto the flamethrower car which was touted as the next big thing in South African personal security.

Deirdre Mundy said...

Big problem-- If the underwear is complicated enough to prevent a drunken frat-boy from removing it when you've passed out on his floor, it's also too complicated for the drunken co-ed to remove when she needs to go to the bathroom.......

kimsch said...

Without an individual "key" it's just as easy for the "rape-minded" to purchase or steal a pair and learn how to undo them.

khesanh0802 said...

Aside from avoiding binge drinking helplessness, my recommended solution is learning to use and carry a firearm. Don't just go to the store and pick up a sidearm. Take the appropriate courses, learn to be proficient in avoiding dangerous situations and what to do when an attempted assault can not be avoided. It is very difficult to be a victim when you are smart and proficient with a 9mm. handgun.

Gabriel Hanna said...

It's easy to show the stupidity of the logic:

Cops shouldn't wear bullet-proof vests; it sends the message that they are partly responsible if criminals take shots at them.

Homeowners should not have locks and security systems; they send the message that homeowners are partly responsible if they get burglarized.

Coffee-shop patrons should not be careful about leaving their iPhones and laptops unattended; taking care to keep them attended sends the message that they are partly responsible if their stuff gets stolen.


clint said...

Why is it that modern day feminists so often seem to assume that women have no agency?

Have they spent too long staring into the horrid sexism of the past and become infected by its pernicious memes?

Sam L. said...

I think they'd find the .380 and 9mm sizes work quite well, and .45 for the "big-boned". Wait. Coulda expressed that better. Help me out here.

The Godfather said...

What a brilliant idea! Teach men to avoid raping, and when some man does commit a rape, let's make a law that says he's to be put into prison. We could even hire people whose job it is to arrest rapists (we could call them "police") and others whose job is to put them on trial (perhaps "prosecutors" would be the right name for them). Until I read Vicky Simister's commentary, these ideas had never occurred to me, and I bet not to most readers. It's so clear now that it's been explained.

fivewheels said...

My guess was that feminists got their panties in a bunch.

William said...

I'm sure that if they made anti rape underwear in such a way that it trimmed the waist and flattered the buttocks that it would be a big best seller.

Jason said...

From the article: "Isn't it a bit wrong for people to profit from the existence of sexual assault?"

My, libtards are precious, aren't they?

Paco Wové said...

Damn those locksmiths, profiting from burglary!

Dr Weevil said...

I would think they'd be profiting from reducing the incidence of sexual assault, which is an obviously good thing (the reducing I mean, in case any morons are reading), but what do I know?

Jonathan Card said...

It seems a bit silly to demonize something for not solving more of the problem than it intends to. To suggest that this is a bad product because it only discourages stranger rape because it won't be effective against date rape is not really dealing with the problem.

Michael K said...

Polynesian women, when they saw a sailing ship coming to anchor at their island, stuffed pebbles into their vaginas to avoid being raped by horny sailors. Sounds like a good idea to me.

Baronger said...

Couldn't the same thing be said of conceal and carry.

Anthony said...

The real problem is that they don't have anywhere to holster a pistol.

Jupiter said...

"AR Wear's motives might be good but there are still many issues around this product. For a start, it excludes many potential victims. Men get raped. Disabled people get raped. Children get raped. Overweight people get raped. Transgender people get raped."

So, it seems the problem is that they don't come in enough sizes. Seems like that shouldn't be too hard to fix.