November 3, 2014

Ridiculous "anti-rape" clothing that's getting crowdfunded.

"The creators hope to develop various styles of underwear, running shorts, and 'traveling shorts' that will be comfortable to wear — and virtually unnoticeable — under clothing and 'during normal activities.'"
They also note that the garments will ideally be “resistant to pulling, tearing and cutting”... but difficult for another person to remove — which is particularly important “in situations where the victim cannot resist because she has had too much to drink, was drugged, or is asleep.”
What kind of garment is difficult for another person to remove but would allow a person who "has had too much to drink" and "cannot resist" sex to take care of the "normal activity" of using the bathroom?

Of course, there are other criticisms of this product... this nonexistent, stupid product. But crowdfunding is crowdfunding. Check out this story of a woman getting people to pay for her high-priced Uber cabfare to get home from a party and "avoid drunk driving." One naysayer says:
Really… it’s her own fault for being too drunk to realize. Uber makes you type in what the current fare increase is so you’re aware that you’re requesting a ride during a price hike.

108 comments:

gspencer said...

Is this line of clothing the 21st century's version of the good ol' fashion chastity belt?

Original Mike said...

A fool and her money ....

Birches said...

This calls for a Robin Hood: Men in Tights clip.

rehajm said...

There's gratification in the economic freedom to fund stupid ideas.

RecChief said...

so they're crowdfunding this?

garage mahal said...

No better example of late-stage capitalism fail like crowd funding an Uber carfare.

EDH said...

Wouldn't this kind of product line actually invite the question: well, what was she wearing?

James Pawlak said...

"Two to the chest and one to the head", soberly applied, is a better solution.

jacksonjay said...

Sexual Revolution comes full circle. Well Done!

Drago said...

garage mahal said...
No better example of late-stage capitalism fail like crowd funding an Uber carfare.

LOL

Representatives from the leftist workers paradise known as the Soviet Union was unavailable for comment.

And Uber a failure?

LOL

Uber exists because of the unavoidable failure of the leftist business crony-politicians relationship model.

Think of Uber as the "Dad, we need to fire Mary because she sucks and we have to make a change" version of the taxi industry in NYC and other lefty controlled cities.

Bob Boyd said...

The NSA is already insisting on a back door.

gerry said...

It's already been done.

Todd said...

Well I do like me some capitalism and so if they can get funding, more power to them.

One down side to this solution is that you actually need a waist that is smaller than your hips for this to work.

It is not "armor", it is just cut resistant. How many "drunk" women will wind up wetting themselves because they are too drunk to remember how to get them off?

Lastly, if this were promoted by a man, it would be labeled as victim shaming just like the "drug sensitive nail polish" guys where.

Best protection(s) from rape? A) know your surroundings, b) don't get drunk, and c) carry protection. 9mm is a good place to start but each woman should test their limits. They may find that they prefer .380 or .40 or even .45.

garage mahal said...

Uber exists because of the unavoidable failure of the leftist business crony-politicians relationship model.

Yes Drago, paying $362 for 20 minute ride home is a rousing success story for the sharing economy.

Freeman Hunt said...

I thought there was already an anti-rape piece of clothing available called a "holster."

Drago said...

garage: "Yes Drago, paying $362 for 20 minute ride home is a rousing success story for the sharing economy."

LOL

Oh, it's argument by anecdote is it?

Poor garage, they must not have covered more effective rhetorical techniques in your high school metalshop class.

Let's take a look at a few more anecdotes:

http://nypost.com/2014/02/09/cabbies-who-kill-or-maim-in-nyc-keep-licenses-return-to-work/

snip: "The overwhelming majority of cabbies who killed and maimed passengers and pedestrians in the past five years are back behind the wheel.
Of 16 fatal or serious crashes since 2009 examined by The Post, only two of the drivers had their licenses revoked, according to a review based on a Freedom of Information Act request."

Yes garage, getting killed and/or maimed and having the cabbie keep his license is a rousing success story for the non-sharing economy.

Drago said...

But then again, if you, like garage, live in lily-white podunk-ville (and far far far away from all the "blackys" (garage term)), then being able to catch a cab when you really need one is not such a big concern.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

garage mahal,

Yes Drago, paying $362 for 20 minute ride home is a rousing success story for the sharing economy.

Seriously, why not? If she has the money (which she didn't, of course) and a ride home at 3 a.m. on All Saints' Day (or is it All Souls'?) is worth that much to a blind-drunk idiot, she should get it. I mean, I, in the same situation, would've just sat on a park bench for four or five hours and then called an ordinary cab, but that's just me.

I'm frankly impressed that Uber had drivers out on that day and at that hour.

Drago said...

Michelle DT: "I'm frankly impressed that Uber had drivers out on that day and at that hour."

The concept of service premiums being charged for services outside of "normal" operations is something li'l budding stalinists like garagie are utterly unfamiliar with.

He still thinks Mao's last 10 year plan wasn't given enough opportunity to succeed.

Drago said...

More garage-approved murders and mayhem by the taxi cab "non-sharing" community:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/14/nyc-cab-driver-on-loose-after-killing-drunk-man-police-and-witnesses-say/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/video-thai-cabbie-accused-hacking-american-machete-article-1.1392704

But hey, those folks had it coming, like the jews, right garage?

RecChief said...


Lastly, if this were promoted by a man, it would be labeled as victim shaming just like the "drug sensitive nail polish" guys where.


You should read the link at the bottom of the buzzfeed article. By Carrie something or other. "13 reasons why [she] hates it."

Curious George said...

Just get a t-shirt that says "I have the Herp"

Drago said...

So, back to the topic at hand, I'm with rehajm.

Economic freedom means some "crazily brainstormed" ideas are going to get funded and launched.

Worked for the Pet Rock after all.

Beats the hell out of controlled economies that the garagies of the world support.

They can't even get power and water in Venezuela. Another failed leftist "experiment".

Ann Althouse said...

"Yes Drago, paying $362 for 20 minute ride home is a rousing success story for the sharing economy."

Actually, it is. Uber multiplies the fare to bring more drivers out. It was the middle of the night, and lots of people were coming home from parties on Halloween. They had the multiplier up to 9 and the user could not have ok'd the ride without directly seeing and accepting that huge increase. She didn't have to take it, but the reason there was a car for her at that time was because the incentive was put in there to increase the supply.

In NYC, if you want a cab at rush hour in the rain, you just won't get one.

Brando said...

I can think of some reasons why this product wouldn't catch on--discomfort, difficulty getting them off for the wearer, or in consensual sex (so that wearing them means deciding "no sex tonight" sort of like not shaving your legs) and of course while it might prevent rape in certain circumstances it certainly won't in others (like rape by threat, or where the wearer was coaxed to undress and then raped).

But rather than go into blaming of "victim blamers" (or "victim blaming blaming"?) as some critics have decided to do, why not let the free market decide if this is a good idea? If consumers want them, then so be it. No one's being forced to wear these, which is why the "chastity belt" comparison is weak.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Ann,

She didn't have to take it, but the reason there was a car for her at that time was because the incentive was put in there to increase the supply.

She will claim that she was too drunk to know what she was doing. Which is, of course, why she needed the ride in the first place.

madAsHell said...

A woman that has to pay for a ride home???
Yikes!!
Sorry Lady, the mustache ride is closed.

RecChief said...
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Brando said...

"Yes Drago, paying $362 for 20 minute ride home is a rousing success story for the sharing economy."

I take it from your comment that you think this price is too high, in which case I'd suggest you counteroffer the same ride for a lower fare and steal their business away.

If $362 is what it takes to get a driver out at a certain time to a certain place, that's their price. No one is forced to pay it.

I may decide I will not sell my couch for less than $10K. Sounds pretty steep--but then, if someone values my couch that much for some reason, then so be it.

RecChief said...

Best protection(s) from rape? A) know your surroundings, b) don't get drunk, and c) carry protection. 9mm is a good place to start but each woman should test their limits. They may find that they prefer .380 or .40 or even .45.

Ha! my wife has a colt 1908 in .380 that fits in her clutch when we go to the opera or broadway shows, and a S&W M&P shield in .40 for when she has her "big purse

Achilles said...

garage mahal said...
Uber exists because of the unavoidable failure of the leftist business crony-politicians relationship model.

"Yes Drago, paying $362 for 20 minute ride home is a rousing success story for the sharing economy."

Some stupid women agreeing to pay an exorbitant cab fare because she is drunk means Uber is evil and everyone should have to use the generally more expensive cab system protected by bought off politicians.

It was an agreement between two people arrived at without coercion. The problem for progressives like you is people make bad decisions because they are stupid and don't want to take responsibility for it. You would prefer the government prevented you from being stupid. Incidentally it also protects progressive social institutions and cronies who donate lots of money to the cause.

RecChief said...

She will claim that she was too drunk to know what she was doing. Which is, of course, why she needed the ride in the first place.

Except, as I understand it, you have to acknowledge the fare proposed, so that riders can't come back later and claim they didn't know what they were doing.

And anyway, "I was too drunk to know what I was doing" is an idiot's defense.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Men can get playfully frustrated just trying to get a bra off. Wouldn't want to be prone and helpless under a man with fists or other weapons who was infuriated at not being able to get my stupid anti rape shorts off.

Matthew Sablan said...

"Yes Drago, paying $362 for 20 minute ride home is a rousing success story for the sharing economy."

-- It was probably the most expensive night of drinking in her life. Still cheaper than killing someone while intoxicated and driving. Lesson learned? Get a DD.

traditionalguy said...

But is it lesbian proof?

Achilles said...

RecChief said:

"Ha! my wife has a colt 1908 in .380 that fits in her clutch when we go to the opera or broadway shows, and a S&W M&P shield in .40 for when she has her "big purse"

She should try the XDS .45. They make a 40 version but why? My wife shoots with it very compact less kick than compact 40's.

garage mahal said...

She didn't have to take it, but the reason there was a car for her at that time was because the incentive was put in there to increase the supply.

Next time call a cab company. It's Baltimore, not Nome, Alaska.

Brando said...

"Best protection(s) from rape? A) know your surroundings, b) don't get drunk, and c) carry protection. 9mm is a good place to start but each woman should test their limits. They may find that they prefer .380 or .40 or even .45"

Balderdash! The best protection from rape is to wait for rape culture to end, but to do it in a way that doesn't shame racial minorities because it's clear that the only men who rape are white privileged men. Probably Republicans.

Achilles said...

Problem: These people are crowd funding things I find to be stupid.

Solution 1: do nothing.

Solution 2: have the government regulate it to "protect" the consumer.

Prog Answer: which ever option provides more opportunity for graft and crony action.

Drago said...

garage: "Next time call a cab company. It's Baltimore, not Nome, Alaska."

No one knows better what the woman in a distant city needs regardless of the hour than the guy who lives in rural WI.

Could there be a more perfect example of the "lefty who knows better what is best for you" than our "experienced traveler" garage?

Thanks for mansplainin' what this gal in an East Coast city ought to be doing WI boy.

RecChief said...

She should try the XDS .45.

I have one of those. fits nicely under a suit jacket.

Brando said...

"And anyway, "I was too drunk to know what I was doing" is an idiot's defense."

I also believe it is not a defense to a contract action, particularly where the other party (Uber, here) did not cause the intoxication and did not even know about it.

A friend of a friend (not me, I swear!) I heard got blackout drunk at a strip club and ran his card all night, only to discover later he had a $21,000 charge (no typo) from the place. My understanding is he wasn't rich, so this wasn't a "hey, I can drop the cost of a new car at a strip club easy" case. He tried to argue later with the club about the charge, but they had security footage of him signing receipts and handing his card repeatedly, and basically being in the VIP room all night, even though he couldn't remember. He ultimately was on the hook for the whole amount.

To top it off, when he told his wife about it, she had a surprise for him as well--she was pregnant.

Good cautionary tale about either not being a drunk dumbass, or at least having a good semi-sober friend there when you are.

Brando said...

"Next time call a cab company. It's Baltimore, not Nome, Alaska."

So she shouldn't be able to make a choice you disagree with? Let's see where else this might apply:

"Don't order steak, the chicken salad sandwich will suffice."

"Don't get a TV, books can be just as entertaining."

"Don't buy a house, an apartment is cheaper and will suit your needs."

Each statement is fine as far as advice goes, but why should anyone be forced to do or not do something with their own money, just because you disagree with their choices? Are they harming you in some way?

Frankly, she's helping you buy taking Uber--that's one less customer fighting people like you for the cabs.

Drago said...

Brando: "Each statement is fine as far as advice goes, but why should anyone be forced to do or not do something with their own money, just because you disagree with their choices?"

You're speaking to a leftist here.

Your question will not even register with him.

Jupiter said...

garage mahal said...
"No better example of late-stage capitalism fail like crowd funding an Uber carfare."

I would say that capitalism got her home safe, and then voluntary private charity helped her cover the costs of her drunken extravagance. She came out OK, but I doubt she'll make that mistake again. What aspect of this outcome are you calling a "fail", Garage?

By the way, had she passed out on the street, the ambulance ride to the emergency room would have cost a lot more, and delivered a lot less.

RecChief said...

Lena Dunham's sister probably wishes she had a few pair as a child.

Achilles said...

RecChief said...
She should try the XDS .45.

"I have one of those. fits nicely under a suit jacket."

It is my shorts and t shirt option. Sorry I wear shorts sometimes.

I use the 5.7 under the suit jacket.

garage mahal said...

So she shouldn't be able to make a choice you disagree with?

She can do whatever the hell she wants. I don't care. Just saying a cab would have been cheaper.

campy said...

"Some stupid women agreeing to pay an exorbitant cab fare because she is drunk means Uber is evil and everyone should have to use the generally more expensive cab system protected by bought off politicians."

No, silly. There should be a light rail system for everyone to use.

Achilles said...

Jupiter-

Don't use alternative scenarios when discussing policy with garage. It forces progressive tools to use critical thinking skills they do not possess.

Matthew Sablan said...

"She can do whatever the hell she wants. I don't care. Just saying a cab would have been cheaper."

-- Uber is a cab.

Honestly, the woman made a bad choice, and other people bailed her out.

Hopefully she learns a lesson, and that the lesson isn't, "If I post a sob story with selfies on the Internet, I can immunize myself against financial mistakes."

Lucid said...

Instead of defending against rape-rape, it seems these clothes could defend against drunken hook-ups.

Would wearing anti-regret pants mean you know your going to do something stupid?

Drago said...

garage: "She can do whatever the hell she wants."

For now. And until your leftist statist pals shut uber down.

For our "benefit" no doubt.

Drago said...

Lucid: "Would wearing anti-regret pants mean you know your going to do something stupid?"

Just carry around a large mattress.

That will send the appropriate message.

RecChief said...

Achilles said...
RecChief said...
She should try the XDS .45.

"I have one of those. fits nicely under a suit jacket."

It is my shorts and t shirt option. Sorry I wear shorts sometimes.

I use the 5.7 under the suit jacket.


I jsut use it when it's inconvenient to carry a 1911. I'm a dinosaur.

Original Mike said...

"No better example of late-stage capitalism fail like crowd funding an Uber carfare."

What in the world does "late-stage capitalism" mean?

Matthew Sablan said...

My understanding is that it is a fancy way of saying "the way things are now."

David said...

The girdle was perfect for this in the early to mid 1960's. You could not possibly get a girdle off a girl without her consent.

Drago said...

Original Mike: "What in the world does "late-stage capitalism" mean?"

It's just another leftist nonsense term with no basis in reality (like "Peak Oil Ya'll!!!) used to convey the leftists deepest desire that capitalism is really, fer sure fer sure, dying off and morphing into a better socialistic paradigm.

Garage picked it up off some site without really understanding it and lobbed it into a post where he thought it would apply.

It doesn't, but he doesn't understand why.

Once again, this is what happens when garage attempts to go off on his own and post without adult supervision.

Drago said...

Matthew Sablan said...
My understanding is that it is a fancy way of saying "the way things are now."

No no.

It's just garage attempting a paraphrase of Khrushchev's "We will bury you!!!"

Brando said...

"For now. And until your leftist statist pals shut uber down.

For our "benefit" no doubt."

Of course. I'm sure the cab lobby had nothing to do with it.

I get where the cabbies are coming from--their livelihoods are challenged, and they spent a lot on getting their licenses (in NYC, they're incredibly expensive). But government should not be in the business of shutting down innovators to protect rent seekers, and if anything the cabbies should be trying to meet the challenge by offering what Uber does--maybe an app where you can spot in real time the cabs in your area that are available for hailing, or pickup time guarantees, or upscale experiences for riders willing to pay extra. It's not as though Uber is doing something magical that will necessarily drive the cabbies out of business.

Part of the problem is so many big cities are run by undemocratic kleptocracies, and this is just one of the issues where it manifests itself in a way that the average citizen can see. A political party trying to upend that status quo would be wise to exploit such things.

DanTheMan said...

How about underwear with a built in GPS, a wireless camera that uploads to a personal cloud, and printed with "I doNOT consent!"

Next problem, please.

Drago said...

Brando: "But government should not be in the business of shutting down innovators to protect rent seekers, and if anything the cabbies should be trying to meet the challenge by offering what Uber does--maybe an app where you can spot in real time the cabs in your area that are available for hailing, or pickup time guarantees, or upscale experiences for riders willing to pay extra. It's not as though Uber is doing something magical that will necessarily drive the cabbies out of business."

Unfortunately, the entire leftist model is nothing but rent-seekers all the way down.

As it inevitably must be.

RecChief said...

I think this site explains Garage Mahal

Drago said...

DanTheMan: "a wireless camera that uploads to a personal cloud."

Tell me more about this camera.

How large is it and what additional and value-added "functionality" might it have in order to "enhance" the "safety-ness" of it all?

Drago said...

RecChief: "I think this site explains Garage Mahal."

Perhaps.

But I think this site better illustrates the mentality of garage and his blog compatriots:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm0yQg1hS_w

Steve Uhr said...

It will make it a little harder for a rapist. I can see why some women would want it.

Jim Howard said...

I have a $1500 suit made of Kevlar and Dupont armour. I'm wearing it in my icon thumbnail.

When you buy one of these you are warned that EMTs might not be able to cut it off of you in an emergency.

I suppose you make Kevlar underwear, but it would be a bit scratchy.

On the upside, your rapist couldn't cut off without industrial grade shears.

Motoport Armour

Drago said...

Steve Uhr: "It will make it a little harder for a rapist."

Well, it we are to be true to feminist thought, you could easily rewrite your comment to read: "It will make it a little harder for any man" since feminists define any sex between man and woman as "rape".

But perhaps not "rape rape" (thanks Whoopie), and perhaps not quite surpassing the Gloria Steinem-approved "one grope rule" offered up to defend Bill Clintons sexual assaults.

RecChief said...

Steve Uhr said...
It will make it a little harder for a rapist. I can see why some women would want it.


Are you blaming the victim here Steven? Because as I recall, any common sense measures to lessen a woman's risk of being assaulted is defined as victim blaming, Progressives say so.

Jupiter said...

Achilles said...

"Don't use alternative scenarios when discussing policy with garage. It forces progressive tools to use critical thinking skills they do not possess."

I firmly believe that the mind becomes stronger with use, just like a muscle. And as with muscles, the process can be painful, and does not take place all at once. Garage has allowed that, at least in this instance, he does not care how his fellow citizens allocate their resources. I call that progress.

Steve Uhr said...

Drago - No feminist I have ever met equates rape with sex. I think you are hanging out with the wrong feminists.

Drago said...

Steve Uhr: "Drago - No feminist I have ever met equates rape with sex."

Well, I'm sure that wraps that up then.

Thanks Pauline Kael.

Steve: "I think you are hanging out with the wrong feminists."

Well, there's a lot of different directions I could go with that one!

Shanna said...

I thought there was already an anti-rape piece of clothing available called a "holster."

+1

Original Mike said...

I imagine the phrase "late-stage capitalism" is intended to equate capitalism with a disease.

cubanbob said...

garage mahal said...
So she shouldn't be able to make a choice you disagree with?

She can do whatever the hell she wants. I don't care. Just saying a cab would have been cheaper.

11/3/14, 12:03 PM

There are several lessons to be drawn from this among them are:

1-You never fail to make a stupid first reaction comment.
2-The woman in question is an idiot.
3-Those who crowd funded her are even dumber than she is.
4-If stupidity is allowed to take its course and not be subsidized and or ameliorated by well-meaning fools there would be considerable less stupidity all the way around.
5-If she wasn't young and cute I doubt she would have been able to raise her rent money so in order to survive being stupid it helps to be both young and good looking.

garage mahal said...

-- Uber is a cab.

Not really. Uber doesn't own the cars or the roads. Uber is a data collection company -- similar to Ebay, Google, or Facebook.

Shanna said...

No, silly. There should be a light rail system for everyone to use.

In DC, the metro used to close by midnight. I think they bumped it to later on the weekend, but you still couldn't have taken it at 3am. Buses weren't running either.

Moral of the story? Think about this stuff before you go drinking. I remember trying to find a cab on election night at 5am one time, and I ended up just walking home because there weren't any on the street.

Steve Uhr said...

Red Chief -- I don't think it is blaming the victim to tell them to be smart and take reasonable measure to be safe. I guess my view is different from the "progressives" you mention.

William said...

The most inexpensive method for a drunk woman to ward off rape is to vomit on herself. For that extra layer of protection say that you must have caught a stomach virus on your safari vacation.

Drago said...

garage mahal muttered (in response to "Uber is a cab"): Not really. Uber doesn't own the cars or the roads. Uber is a data collection company -- similar to Ebay, Google, or Facebook."

Sheesh.

Uber is a service provider.

So are cabs.

From a user perspective, how they are structured is irrelevant.

You choose the service you want based on their cost/convenience/whatever other factors matter to you.

Unless garages pals have their way.

Drago said...

Steve Uhr said...
Red Chief -- I don't think it is blaming the victim to tell them to be smart and take reasonable measure to be safe."

Whoa whoa whoa there!

You have DEFINITELY not been hanging around the same feminists most everyone else has been.

Achilles said...

garage mahal said:

"She can do whatever the hell she wants. I don't care."

Letting people make their own choices? Crazy! Where will it end? Certainly not health care or education! Those are too important to let the proles make choices for.

Steve Uhr said...

Drago -- I guess I have been lucky. Maybe they just do the rape=sex thing with you to not hurt your feelings?

DanTheMan said...

Drago,
The wireless camera (maybe just audio?) starts recording when the waistband is pulled apart enough to remove.
It streams via wireless to your cloud, so only you can access it, and destroying the clothing doesn't delete the record of the event.
Wireless WiFi and cellular data devices are getting VERY tiny, and cheaper every day...
Dan

Jupiter said...

cubanbob said...
2-The woman in question is an idiot.
3-Those who crowd funded her are even dumber than she is.
4-If stupidity is allowed to take its course and not be subsidized and or ameliorated by well-meaning fools there would be considerable less stupidity all the way around."

I think you confuse the very different effects of private charity, which is voluntary and cannot be relied upon, vs government "aid", which is a right, and inevitably becomes an entitlement. I doubt that this young woman will make a habit of blowing the rent on Uber rides. And I don't think the world would be a better place if no one had helped her to recover from her drunken mistake.

Drago said...

Steve Uhr: "Drago -- I guess I have been lucky. Maybe they just do the rape=sex thing with you to not hurt your feelings?"

Yep, that's the direction I would have taken it if I were you.

LOL

Well played.

Of course, you realize, this means war.

cubanbob said...

Jupiter said...
cubanbob said...
2-The woman in question is an idiot.
3-Those who crowd funded her are even dumber than she is.
4-If stupidity is allowed to take its course and not be subsidized and or ameliorated by well-meaning fools there would be considerable less stupidity all the way around."

I think you confuse the very different effects of private charity, which is voluntary and cannot be relied upon, vs government "aid", which is a right, and inevitably becomes an entitlement. I doubt that this young woman will make a habit of blowing the rent on Uber rides. And I don't think the world would be a better place if no one had helped her to recover from her drunken mistake.

11/3/14, 1:28 PM

Jupiter without getting into a back and forth I have no confusion. People as a matter of course do have the right to be stupid such as the woman in question and people to have the right to be stupid in their charitable or "charitable" gifting which has nothing to do with governmental (politically motivated) entitlements. As the saying goes "fools and their money soon part ways" which pretty much describes the crowd funders but it is their money and their choice. As for the woman involved like I said if she wasn't young and cute she probably wouldn't have been bailed out by the foolish and neither you nor I know what other boneheaded moves she will make in the future perhaps even this very same one nor do you or I know which other fool hasn't been deterred from making the same idiotic mistake in the belief that crowdfunding will come to their aid. While you may not be of the belief the world isn't better off had she not been given aid its even a better argument that subsidizing stupidity encourages people to be more willing to risk foolish or stupid behavior.

steve uhr said...

Drago -- I understand and am making necessary preparations.

Todd said...

RecChief said...
Lena Dunham's sister probably wishes she had a few pair as a child.
11/3/14, 12:00 PM


Now THAT will leave a mark...

Scott M said...

Lena Dunham's sister probably wishes she had a few pair as a child.

As a child? Some of the passages in Dunham's book mentioned teenagehood.

And you beat me to it with the snark :) Have you seen that she engaging in lawfare now? It will not end well for her. I don't remember a more clear cut case of hanging on one's own rope recently.

damikesc said...

Is this line of clothing the 21st century's version of the good ol' fashion chastity belt?

Feminism has reverted to modern day Victorian treatment --- but with no expectation of behavior change by the woman.

It's odd, really.

No better example of late-stage capitalism fail like crowd funding an Uber carfare.

Isn't it just terrible social welfare technically? People giving money for asinine reasons with no actual benefit to themselves?

Yes Drago, paying $362 for 20 minute ride home is a rousing success story for the sharing economy.

That people pay for it as opposed to taking cabs speaks volumes. Nothing insures scarcity of resources quite like price controls.

Next time call a cab company. It's Baltimore, not Nome, Alaska.

...if you don't mind not getting a cab at all...

Would wearing anti-regret pants mean you know your going to do something stupid?

And wouldn't it make a case of rape if she were raped REALLY hard to prove?

"How did the rape-proof pants come off again?"

Drago - No feminist I have ever met equates rape with sex.

It's not an unheard of strain of feminism. Andrea Dworkin isn't an outlier on the feminism spectrum.

Red Chief -- I don't think it is blaming the victim to tell them to be smart and take reasonable measure to be safe.

Have you missed the brouhaha of "blaming the victim" when you say that women would be well-advised to not get plastered while around guys they don't know?

Drago said...

steve uhr said...
Drago -- I understand and am making necessary preparations

I am tempted to open up with an "Oh Yeah?!!? or two along with a "You and what army?" followed up by at least one :double dog dare" (I am loathe to violate playground etiquette by moving directly to the "triple dog dare").

Todd said...

damikesc said...

And wouldn't it make a case of rape if she were raped REALLY hard to prove?

"How did the rape-proof pants come off again?"


I think that is a good point right there. If you watched the video, there is a "code" to get the waist open so if a girl wearing them cries rape and says she was too drunk to consent, the rebuttal is "but you were sober enough to remember the combination to undo your paints".

Still might not get the guy off from a collage tribunal but might allow him to avoid a criminal case.

MadisonMan said...

Maybe someone's asked this already, but how'd they test them?

ALP said...

Well that covers two orifices, but how to protect a woman's mouth from forced blow jobs? I want to see the matching mouthguard accessories - and they had better match the shorts!

Todd said...

I am guessing it would have to look something like this?

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTXetrktvi9jm9kT5XgwQm1nc1Ae3ltebmtemRZhOX3bRVC5PeL

Seeing Red said...

The country is being re shaped into the old feudal system and now we have the 21st century chastity belts.

Great.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

So Garage appears out of fat air once again to give his stupid comments.

I wonder if he will acknowledge being called out on his lie about not making his "blackys" on the thread yesterday.

"Have a happy November 4th, jackass."

garage mahal said...

So Garage appears out of fat air once again to give his stupid comments.

Commentary is little more sophisticated than Stormfront, where you hang out? Or a website dedicated to losers who can't pass a state bar exam after multiple attempts? Don't even try to follow along, you will only get more and more frustrated.

n.n said...

A lumpy mattress accessory would go a long way to encourage a potential rapist to choose a better appointed victim. Perhaps a pregnancy pack would seal the deal. Oh, and stay away from Planned Parenthood dens. That's an invitation to be raped, taxed, and disenfranchised.

Revenant said...

Commentary is little more sophisticated than Stormfront, where you hang out?

A Pat Buchanan groupie, accusing *other* people of neo-Nazi sympathies? How quaint.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Poor bitchtits.

Has not been a good few days for the Madison Dough Boy.

Michael K said...

Nice to see Chastity belts coming back in fashion.

Michael K said...

"Yes Drago, paying $362 for 20 minute ride home is a rousing success story for the sharing economy."

Tell us what your last DUI cost, garage.

Revenant said...

I'm trying to figure out how "a drunk sobered up and regretted what she had done the night before" amounts to an indictment of our economic system.

She's hardly the first person to blow the rent on something dumb while 3 sheets to the wind. Vegas was built on the phenomenon.

William said...

I'd like to withdraw my earlier comment that she should vomit all over herself and say that she must have caught stomach flu on her safari trip to Liberia. While an action and statement like that might give pause to most potential rapists, such tactics could, perhaps, inflame the libido of any liberal in the vicinity. There's nothing they want more than to show tolerance for those exposed to Ebola, and what better way to show such tolerance than by raping someone on an Ebola watch list. As we have seen at Rotherham, tolerance trumps whatever anti rape sentiments a liberal might have. Perhaps if the girl had diarrhea instead, then that might serve to dampen their ardor.

Jim Howard said...

"Yes Drago, paying $362 for 20 minute ride home is a rousing success story for the sharing economy."

That's actually a pretty fair price for a LIMOUSINE (aka 'Uber Black') on a holiday evening, which is what our poor little victim ordered according to 'The Consumerist'.