I never imagined I’d be doing a followup to a much earlier story about a vagina dentata device but apparently the prevalence of rape in South Africa is so high that a second intra-uterine pseudo-penectomy device has been invented and is is being marketed.
Rapex – dubbed the ‘rape trap’ – is a product worn internally by women. The hollow inside is lined with rows of razor-sharp hooks, which are designed to latch on to a rapist’s penis during penetration. They can only be removed by a doctor … Ehlers argues this ugly version of empowerment is justified. “I don’t hate men,” she says. “I have not got revenge in mind. All I am doing is giving women their power back.”