It’s a horrifying fact that every day thousands of women become victims of sexual assault and are traumatized for the rest of their lives. The physical suffering of the attack is bad enough, but it can also leave women pregnant or infected with venereal diseases. According to statistics, South Africa has the highest rate of sexual assault in the world with an average of 52,000 assaults reported annually. But experts know that many sexual assaults are not reported, so the actual number is probably much higher.
Sonette Ehlers lives in South Africa and works with rape victims. When she saw how bad the problem was, she knew something drastic had to be done, so she came up with a very unique invention…
Ehlers took a special condom for women called a “femidom” and modified it into a weapon that will help women fight back against rapists. She calls her invention the “Rape Axe” and the special part is the inside which is filled with sharp plastic hooks that penetrate into the penis when it enters the vagina. This special condom is guaranteed to stop rapists before they can finish their awful crime and while they are writhing in pain, the victims have a chance to escape.
The hooks can only be removed surgically, which means that the perpetrators can be apprehended by police while they’re in the hospital. But the Rape Axe isn’t just a pain inflictor