Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof
REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
In my freshman year of college, I was sitting in the cafeteria with friends. A boy walked up and one friend at the table introduced him to us. He sat down, ate some of his french fries, and then began to inform us about this exact device.
Latest assignment completed! We had one week to illustrate any scene from the first chapter of Harry Potter (I almost had a heart attack from the excitement srsly). And because I love my Silhouette Cameo to death, I did papercuts of course.
Taking an illustration class in the midst of all of this GD thesis planning and job applications is really a breath of fresh air. I had so much fun with this one although the background
I can’t do perspective for shit so I just made it warpy and whimsical gave me a lot of grief.
The acanthity page is gonna be a few days late this week due to… portfolio stress =____=
but hey here’s this thing instead I guess!!!
portrait of self bent over
8x10” intaglio print with aquatint
tyler stop being awesome ok
in nintendo we trust amen
I don’t know if this was supposed to be anything other than gangly twins in the sky but maybe I’ll finish it (chopped the bottom half off)
I also found my copy of The Notebook that I thought I didn’t have anymore. hahahaha /blows party favor
ok pepper whats ur excuse for drawing such nice things
also i really like that spotlight on lucas’ face it’s gold
OH YOU THINK YOU’RE CRYING NOW
OH YOU JUST WAIT
i’m actually drawing you the most adorable picky porky commission you could ever possibly imagine seriously
This anon either don’t know me at all, or far too well
OK BEST THING IS BEST