AR wear, the first effective anti-rape clothing. I don’t know why I haven’t been seeing this exploding all over tumblr, so here’s my attempt to introduce you all to this idea and help spread the word so this product can become a reality. I agree with you, that we should teach rape is unacceptable and treat the problem at its source, but we have a long way to go before we can eliminate the problem. So, in the meantime, we have to do what we can to protect ourselves. So if you’ve ever worried about rape and want to help work toward a better future, give this company a shot
Taken from AR wear’s Indiegogo fundraiser:
“Our goal is to offer a wide range of wearable items, which will include assorted types and styles of underwear, running shorts, traveling shorts, etc., suitable for different situations and the styles of individual users. The challenge was to design products that can be worn comfortably while still being able to frustrate an assault effectively. 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).
They need to be resistant to pulling, tearing and cutting while being comfortable to wear during normal activities and, as in the case of underwear, fit smoothly under form-fitting outer clothing.
Since we did not find a single material that fulfilled these requirements, our solution was to strengthen specific elements of our garments using an innovative skeletal structure which allows them to remain soft and ergonomic. The waist, thighs, and central panels are protected with specially designed, cut resistant straps and webbing. Once the waist girth has been adjusted and secured with its unique locking device, the garment cannot be pulled down. Since a female’s waist measurement is generally less than that of her pelvic area, the waist strap can be locked at a comfortable position and still prevent unwanted removal of the garment. The thigh straps, after an initial adjustment by the wearer, prevent the leg openings from being lifted or shifted to the sides by someone else. The center panels are connected to both the waist and thigh straps to create a unified protective skeletal structure.
To visit the company’s Indigogo site and support this product, visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ar-wear-confidence-protection-that-can-be-worn
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