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 (more barbaric than rape???), and a distraction from other solutions to the rape crisis. The devices are expected to be available in pharmacies this month, for 1 rand each (US0.15c)
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