Anti-rape wear. Its almost impervious to knife attacks and tearing/stretching.
The waist and thigh extremities of the garment are cut and tear resistant (the guy in the video cant cut them with industrial scissors) and they cannot be moved more than a few centimetres when locked into place, the forward area in front of the genitals is also reinforced.
Please, for the love of god, even if you cant donate, just spread this idea wherever you can, they need $50,000 to be able to manufacture it and they currently have just over $6,000 with 20 days left.
Go to igg.me/at/AR-Wear to donate and/or view their full info.
PLEASE PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS I WANT MY NOTIFICATIONS FILLED WITH LIKES AND REBLOGS OF THIS
GUYS THERE ARE ONLY TWENTY DAYS LEFT AND THEYRE STILL FAR FROM THEIR GOAL
IF YOU CANT DONATE AT LEAST REBLOG TO SPREAD THE WORD
TUMBLR IS SO ANTI-RAPE SO WHYYY DOESNT THIS HAVE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NOTES??? SPREAD THE WORD!
It’s really upsetting to think that this kind of thing even needs to be invented/used but it obviously does and it’s important. I think the idea and concept will give women confidence and security IF they need it. Watch the video and if you can’t donate anything, reblog the post :)
Too broke to donate, but I’ll boost the hell out of this.
This is brilliant.
Um…would it help people?
See, it sounds good. It really does. But then I factor in details about rape and I’m not so sure.
1) Rapes can happen at anyone of any sex, orientation, gender identity, race, state of health, profession and age. Let’s focus on the age issue for a moment. We’re talking everyone from newborns to people in their nineties and over. The anti-rape clothes seem designed for women of a very specific age range and body type.
2) Rapes can happen at any time. The only way to ensure that you didn’t get raped genitally or anally (because of course oral rape and some forms of sexual molestation would still be possible) would be to wear the clothes all the time. As in, never take them off.
3) Rapes can also take place anywhere. So all potential victims would have to wear the clothes all the time everywhere they went.
4) Rapes can committed by strangers, which is what these clothes are designed to stop, but most often a rapist is someone that the victim knows: an acquaintance, a friend, a relative, a date, or a spouse/domestic partner. You know, the kind of people that the victims trust. You know…the people who could persuade the victim to remove the clothes voluntarily because he or she doesn’t want to do anything that would show distrust?
And then some things about the clothes themselves that I question.
5) “The waist and thigh extremities of the garment are cut and tear resistant”—how is the fabric for these garments manufactured, cut and sewn, then?
6) Would it be possible for someone to get locked in such clothing and not be able to remove it? People can get stuck in the damnedest things. I could see that being a hazard. (Hell, I can picture at least one such story showing up on WTFIWWY.)
7) Continuing that line of thought, what if a wearer of such clothing was in a car crash and was taken to a hospital, unconscious? According to the video, industrial scissors don’t cut through the fabric. Precious minutes of patient care could be lost as the nurses and residents struggled to get the clothing away from the wearer’s torso, pelvis or thighs.
8) If the only person who can remove such clothing is the wearer, what’s to prevent a potential rapist from putting a weapon to the wearer’s head or neck and saying, “Take those damned things off NOW or I’ll kill you”?
9) Western culture tends to blame victims already; “what was the victim wearing?” is still considered a reasonable question by cops and defense attorneys. Would anti-rape clothing make this worse? Given the current misogynistic mood in America, I think that it would be a very short step to this:
"Of course she** got raped! SHE wasn’t wearing anti-rape clothing! She was asking for it!"
10) And one more thing about anti-rape clothing, didn’t human beings try that already?
**Yes, I know that men get raped, but I cannot recall a case of male rape where the man’s attire was an issue. With female rape victims, however, clothing always gets brought up.