Last week, Dr. Sonnet Ehlers, a South African doctor began distributing a new type of female condom in the various South African cities where the World Cup soccer games are taking place. The new condom was patented three years ago, and Ehlers hopes to begin selling it in South African pharmacies and grocery stores soon.
Sonnet Ehlers was on call one night four decades ago when a devastated rape victim walked in. Her eyes were lifeless; she was like a breathing corpse. Ehlers is distributing the female condoms in the various South African cities where the World Cup soccer games are taking place.
According to Human Rights Watch, South Africa has one of the highest rape rates in the world, and many women in the country live in constant fear of being attacked. Called Rape-aXethe female condom is inserted by a woman much like a tampon. Ehlers designed the spiked condom after seeing the devastation in the eyes of a rape victim that came to her for help 40 years ago.
Dr Sonnet Ehlers recently returned with a new and improved design for the Rape-aXe formally known as Rape-Xa rubber device designed to catch a rapist's dick in its Velcro-like network of hooks. This has, naturally, spawned some debate. We've mentioned some of the controversy surrounding the "anti-rape condom" before, but with the World Cup readily approaching, some new voices have entered the fray.
Ehlers, who actually launched the prototype back in Augustis distributing the spiked female condoms in each of the World Cup host cities in South Africa. Her plan is to freely distribute 30, of the devices during the World Cup. She sold her own house and car to finance the project; and enlisted engineers, gynecologists and psychologists to ensure the design was safe.
By Robert Masterson. Imagine, if you will, that as part of your daily regimen before leaving the house for a day at work or a night on the town, you stop, spread your legs, and insert an anti-rape female condom into your vagina. But imagine you live in the kind of environment that requires such a device for some kind of peace of mind for the woman venturing out into the world beyond the walls of her home.
The aim of the 16 days of activism campaign is to raise awareness of the negative impact that violence and abuse has on women and children. It also opposes violence against women and children. Institute sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in
Sonnet Ehlers says the Rape-aXe is a latex female condom, which a woman inserts like a tampon. If the women is raped, it latches itself to the skin of the attacker during penetration, causing immense discomfort to allow the victim to escape. Since the attacker will need medical assistance to remove the Rape-aXe, there is no escaping arrest since medical staff will alert the authorities," Ehlers says on her Web site www. However, Ehlers says the Rape-aXe will not cause physical damage to the rapist, but he will have tell-tale scars.
Women can now arm their vaginas with a latex condom fitted with internal hooks to snare rapists. The Rape-aXeshown at left, was invented by Dr. During penetration, it hooks onto the penis resulting in excruciating, debilitating pain for the attacker while allowing the rape victim to hopefully escape.
A South African doctor has developed a new female condom that she hopes will combat rape in the most painful way possible. Sonnet Ehlers has invented Rape-axe, a female device with jagged hooks that latch onto a man's penis during penetration. The doctor is distributing 30, of these condoms in South Africa during this year's World Cup.