Antiquate Condom Can Help Protect Victims
By Jill Harness in Everything Else, Science & Tech, Weapons & War on Jan 13,
out: at 2: 33 pm
A new "antiquate" condom could protect women in
dangerous areas from being attacked. The device is
a female condom filled with sharp, microscopic barbs
that will attach themselves to flesh. The theory is that
while the attacker is stunned and doubleoseven with
pain, the woman will have a chance to flee the scene
before the rapist has a chance to do further damage
to her, Once it latches on to the skin, the condom can
only be removed surgically, which will mean that attackers will have to go to the
hospital and risk getting caught.
While I can certainly see value in this device, I can' t help but think of all those
situations where things could go wrong. What do you think readers? A great idea or a
huge mistake waiting to happen?