One is left to wonder why women go to such extremes, or why they are led to “keep safe” from men when men generally protect women from harm much more than they ever harm them. Penis-proof clothing for women?
AVfM has reported that rape hysteria is potentially more dangerous for women than rape itself, which does not occur anywhere near as frequently as some within the “violence against women” industry would have us believe.
What is AR Wear?
“Confidence and protection that can be worn” claims the would-be purveyors of AR Wear. This line of clothing has been developed for women that, according to the manufacturer, is rape-resistant. The product seems cleverly designed, but is it rape-proof, or will it provide a false sense of security from a would-be attacker? Within their promotional video the makers describe the garments as having a layer of protection as well as the potential for frustrating an attack.
Detective French of the York Regional Police Sexual Assault Unit in Ontario said the “Anti Rape Wear” garment would not provide protection against rape. I asked him if wearing this garment would help women. “I wouldn’t think it would deter anyone very much,” he said. The Detective believes that if someone is intent on raping a woman, they will make her take that garment off. Detective French agreed that using force in general, any source of threats, compromises the woman’s position particularly if she ends up in a situation from which it is difficult to escape. “If you can avoid it, not being in the situation would be optimal,” he said.
“The garments must be very difficult for someone else to remove by either force or stealth (in situations where the victim cannot resist because she has had too much to drink, was drugged, or is asleep),” claims the manufacturer.
What would happen if a rapist had a knife to your throat or a gun to your head? Would wearing AR Wear perhaps a create further danger? Could it frustrate (as the designers claim) and anger an attacker, putting victims in a more perilous situation?
AR Wear claims that self defense tools are ineffective in many common sexual assault settings. They claim that training in martial arts and/or self defense products such as pepper spray, tear gas, stun guns, etc. can only help if the potential victim is extremely alert and bold when an attack occurs. Worse still, products of self-defense can be taken from the victim and used against her.
Those that are trained in martial arts, including myself for 38 years, who work with women to develop strategies to avoid being assaulted, say the best defense is to not be in a compromised situation to begin with. They say if you do get caught in a compromised situation, you must think and act very quickly to remove yourself from harm’s way. According to police and self-defense experts, this can only be attained by training the mind and body by repeatedly employing certain techniques, until you automatically react in a given situation. Striking eyes, ears, throat, groin and the solar plexus are great targets to stun your opponent and give you time to escape.
The police officers, military experts, martial arts experts I have worked with collectively agree that having even a gun or some other device in the hands of inexperienced people can be a detriment to your safety. I have not heard any discussion about the implication or benefit of an anti rape garment in a critical situation of rape or assault. It stands to reason the “AR Wear” garment would be ineffective and could contribute to putting the wearer into further danger and sense of false security.
Marnie of the Yellow Brick House, A women’s shelter in Ontario, Canada is concerned about the AR Wear garment. She said;
“I would be a little hesitant about it, it could increase the violence if someone is attempting to sexually assault their partner and they find out they’re wearing this AR Wear. It could increase the level of violence because of being frustrated and being upset that their partner has chosen to wear this.
With regards to cases where you’re looking at a stranger, I don’t know, I would need to find out more about it. Honestly I would be a little hesitant, I would be very hesitant about it. I would need to learn more about it. I think there’s better options.”
Men are often too shy to even talk to a woman for fear of rejection. Moreover, many men have become hypersensitive to being around women for fear of being accused of rape or assault. There is no proof that the majority of men have any semblance of thought to assault or rape women, but the rape and sexual assault hysteria created by special interest groups appears to have made us believe otherwise. It seems the makers of these garments are almost daring men to try to breach this protective gear. We know that even the most sophisticated safe can be breached, why would AR Wear think their product would be any different?
Many Men’s Human Rights Activists say what is concerning is the perpetual false notion that men are lurking in every corner like tigers stalking their prey, ready to pounce on any woman who falls prey to them. It’s mind boggling to watch the lengths women will go to shield themselves from what many would consider their own foolhardy and dangerous behavior. It seems women want everyone and everything garnered to their exclusive advantage when they themselves engage in dangerously foolish behavior by putting themselves at risk. Some say there is no device or law against being stupid.
But never fear, if a rapist did happen to breach this firewall of Anti Rape Wear, she may have another surprise up her sleeve. You may be stuck with this clever device on your penis. The RapeX, an anti rape condom will surely spike your stress level, should you accidentally penetrate a woman wearing this penis trap. It seems women want the exclusive onus on males and not her to be responsible when it comes to sexual and social interaction between men and women.
We have bullet proof vests for law enforcement officers, and now penis-proof equipment for women.
Will AR Wear consider developing anti rape-wear for men? We don’t know. Tell us how you feel about this new line of clothing, AR Wear, Anti Rape Wear. Do you think it will deter rape? Do you think it will make no difference at all? Do you think educating women and girls on how to avoid compromising their wellbeing is the sensible and wise approach to the safety of women? Or will women continue to be taught to have unreasonable expectations no matter how irresponsible they may be?
Could AR Wear be the silver lining for men, the answer to the abundantly-growing false rape and sexual assault culture? Or will women continue to make false rape allegations even when they are wearing “penis proof” devices that would make such an act an impossibility? One might think that law enforcement and prosecutors will find ways to continue to accept hearsay from women as evidence, no matter how impossible or patently obvious the flaws may be.
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