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Why South Africa Sucks: Anti rape condom hits the market

A controversial South African invention, a female condom-like anti-rape device, is almost ready to hit the market after months of waiting for patent verification. The device, known as Rapex, has stirred controversy around the world but its inventor, Sonnet Ehlers, is preparing the final pre-production phase after seven years of waiting.

The controversy has raged over whether the device, which has fish-like teeth that attach to the head and shaft of the penis, is a medieval device built on a hatred of men or whether it is an easy-to-use invention that could free millions of South African women from fear of rape.

In the latest crime statistics, South Africa recorded a staggering 54 926 rape cases, giving it one of the worst sexual assault records in the world. This product can enter the market anytime now. “The process of checking if there are any patent infringements will be up on April 10,” said Ehlers from her Kleinmond home.

Since publicly announcing her invention one-and-half years ago, Ehlers has shot to international fame, stirring a worldwide debate about the merits of her anti-rape device. She has been on talk radio shows in England and Australia and even South American journalists have descended on Kleinmond to interview her. “I am not a male hater, but why must the woman always be the one degraded by rape?” said Ehlers.

Ten bucks says this device will be deemed “racist.” I’ll be keeping watch.

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