Teen develops rape-proof underwear featuring a lock, a GPS alert, and a video cam to record the attacker's face.
With the ever-increasing rape cases and sexual assault worldwide, many sex predators go unpunished due to a lack of evidence.
And in most cases, the victims don't report the assaults to authorities or family members.
So, in the recent past, girls—and boys—have taken it upon themselves to come up with innovative ideas to protect themselves from these molesters.
While most of you are familiar with self-defense tools like pepper spray, have you ever heard of the 'rape-proof underwear'?
A teen in India has developed underwear, which will help catch rapists.
Seenu Kumari spent less than $60 to create this underwear. It comes with a combination lock and an emergency call button.
The underwear, which the teen is hoping to take to the market, also can't be cut by a knife.
Moreover, it is 'bulletproof.'
So, How Does This Rape-Proof Underwear Work?
Speaking of her invention, Kumari explained:
I have put a smart lock that won't open till you key in the password. I have also installed an electronic device with a GPS and calling facility.
When somebody tries to molest a woman, this device will send out messages to relatives of the woman. And also to the police.
The cop would be able to arrive at the crime scene following the GPS and foil the rape attempt.
The teen has also installed a camera so that it could record the identity of the culprits.
A woman doesn't need to wear this underwear always. She can wear it when she is traveling alone. Or if she finds a place unsafe.
This can help save the woman from wicked men who would try to violate her dignity.
If a woman wearing the underwear comes under attack, she can press a button on the device and alert someone.
Meanwhile, a New York-based duo, AR, has also come up with a similar idea of rape-resistant pants, underwear, and shorts.
According to the creators, this clothing 'will offer better protection against some attempted rapes.'
However, they advocate for more work to change society's rape culture.
Rape is about as wrong as it gets. The only one responsible for a rape is the rapist. AR Wear will not solve the problem that rape exists in our world.
Only by raising awareness and education and bringing rapists to justice can we all hope to accomplish the goal of eliminating rape as a threat to both women and men.
Around the globe, rape and sexual abuse are everyday violent occurrences. According to Equality Now reports, it affects close to a billion women and girls over their lifetimes.
However, despite the pervasiveness of these assaults, laws are insufficient, inconsistent, not often enforced, and—sometimes—promote violence.