Considering the astronomical rape incidents in India, I am not shocked this underwear is coming out of India. Women must do whatever it takes to protect our dignity as human, even if it involves shocking or killing attackers. Yeah, that is how I feel as a woman when it comes to rape. You try me, I will kill you with my last breath.
THREE engineering students have come up with “anti-rape” underwear that gives an electric shock to attackers AND alerts cops. The trio designed a camisole underwired with a technology that can deliver up to 82 electric shocks.
The garment has pressure sensors sewn in around the bust area that detect groping hands and send out the shock – which has the strength of a stun gun. The product also sends a message to police as well as to the family of the victim. The undergarment – dubbed Society Harnessing Equipment or SHE – was created by trainee automobile engineers from Chennai, India after the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a New Delhi bus last December.
Last month a Swiss woman was attacked in the country and a British tourist told how she jumped out of her hotel window fearing a man was trying to molest her. Co-inventor Manisha Mohan said: “A person trying to molest a girl will get the shock of his life the moment pressure sensors get activated.” She explained that she and colleagues Niladri Basu and Rimpi Tripathy decided to put the wiring into the clothing after a survey showed most women were first groped on their breasts.
The women are protected from the current by polymer insulation in the bra. The makers are currently fine-tuning the design – hoping the garment will be on sale by the end of this month. “Studying in a convent girls’ school, we were always taught to be good to everyone around and bear a cheerful smile.
“After stepping into the real, cruel world we realised that our smile could not last for long as the threat to our purity and integrity always lingered on.
“Lawmakers take ages to come up with just laws and even after that, women are unsafe. Hence, we have initiated the idea of self-defence, which protects the women from domestic, social and workplace harassment.”