I recently read about this company wanting to crowd source funding to manufacture anti-rape underwear. They are developing this product so women and girls can feel more confident and have peace of mind when coming home late at night, traveling in unfamiliar countries, or any other situation where one may be anxious about assault taking place.
The people behind this revolutionary underwear design have found that although self-defence training and tools are available, sometimes the tools can be used against the victim (pepper spray, stun guns, etc). Studies have shown that resistance increases the chance of avoiding a “completed” rape without making the victim more likely to be injured physically. Thus the idea of an item of clothing to create an effective barrier was born!
The ultimate goal is to offer a wide range of wearable items. For now they have these three designs – shorts, underwear and running shorts.