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7962

(11,841 posts)
Fri Jun 27, 2014, 02:16 PM Jun 2014

New ‘anti-rape’ jeans to combat abuse crisis in India

Source: alarabiya.net

Two Indian women have designed a new line of “anti-rape” jeans which send distress signals to local police in the event of a sexual assault, the British daily the Daily Mail reported Thursday.

The collection, which was created by Siksha Pathak and Anjali Srivastava, aims to help in the fight against the growing number of sexual harassment incidents in the world’s largest democracy.
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Each pair of jeans in the collection, which costs around $4 in India, includes a small electronic device that sends a signal to the closest police station when activated.

Read more: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2014/06/27/New-anti-rape-jeans-to-combat-abuse-crisis-in-India-.html



Isnt it a shame that we need this in 2014?
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New ‘anti-rape’ jeans to combat abuse crisis in India (Original Post) 7962 Jun 2014 OP
Considering that many of the Rapists are Police PeoViejo Jun 2014 #1
Good idea, but only one glitch... ReRe Jun 2014 #2
didn't the police participate recently? Skittles Jun 2014 #4
All I know is... ReRe Jun 2014 #5
What device is there to ensure the police give a crap? lark Jun 2014 #3
I applaud them for their ingenuity. BrotherIvan Jun 2014 #6
Picture of the electronic device... TeeYiYi Jun 2014 #7
What they need is an alarm that will freeze zippers in their tracks passiveporcupine Jun 2014 #8
Maybe an anti-rape weapon would be better. I bet rape would become extinct Heather MC Jun 2014 #9
It is a shame such an "invention" is even needed. Behind the Aegis Jun 2014 #10
Rape-aXe Crunchy Frog Jun 2014 #11
 

PeoViejo

(2,178 posts)
1. Considering that many of the Rapists are Police
Fri Jun 27, 2014, 02:25 PM
Jun 2014

.... although it might just distract the officers long enough for the victim to escape while they answer their Cell.

ReRe

(10,597 posts)
2. Good idea, but only one glitch...
Fri Jun 27, 2014, 02:32 PM
Jun 2014

... the police won't come. Now if it was a fog horn sound, or better yet, a siren, that would work better. When you hear a siren near you, what do you do? You look to see where the siren is coming from and what the eff is going on, no?

ReRe

(10,597 posts)
5. All I know is...
Fri Jun 27, 2014, 04:16 PM
Jun 2014

... I seen a documentary on this subject recently and was led to believe that the police are very sexist and don't believe it a crime, so going to the police is fruitless. That's why I think a siren would be better at drawing attention and stopping a rape that is about to happen. Unless those pants have a GPS in them and are very near a police station, they won't do no good.

Now maybe if all women in India start wearing regular jeans underneath their saris, men will think they are bugged and leave them alone?

lark

(22,804 posts)
3. What device is there to ensure the police give a crap?
Fri Jun 27, 2014, 02:43 PM
Jun 2014

What device is there to ensure that their families don't kill them because they were raped?

BrotherIvan

(9,126 posts)
6. I applaud them for their ingenuity.
Fri Jun 27, 2014, 06:45 PM
Jun 2014

I'm now wondering if there was something that could be caustic to an attacker, a penis repellant if you will. And I'm not kidding. Rape is a heinous, soul shattering crime with light consequences compared to the damage it causes. Perhaps the thought of the loss of his favorite body part might work.

passiveporcupine

(8,175 posts)
8. What they need is an alarm that will freeze zippers in their tracks
Fri Jun 27, 2014, 08:22 PM
Jun 2014

Except a lot of Indian men may not wear jeans with zippers.

 

Heather MC

(8,084 posts)
9. Maybe an anti-rape weapon would be better. I bet rape would become extinct
Fri Jun 27, 2014, 11:54 PM
Jun 2014

If the men knew women had a way to snap their dicks off

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