New Delhi, 24 February,(RawStory): The second edition of AR Wear has come for females in common. As it is mentioned that their first edition had come to market in last November. The New York-based company is hoping to raise $70,000 to market anti-rape underwear for women for this summer.
AR Wear uses cut-proof, lockable straps to fix the form-fitting underwear onto a woman’s pelvic area to thwart would-be sexual assailants. The company stresses that “rape is about as wrong as it gets,” and points out that “the only one responsible for a rape is the rapist,” but its promotional website says the product is intended to provide women and girls more power to control the outcome of a sexual assault. The magical underwear which is named as ‘anti-rape underwear’ is made of special fabric which can’t be cut or ripped easily.
The underwear is made “so that women and girls can have more power to control the outcome of a sexual assault,” said the developer of the product AR Wear.
The shorts-cum-underwear gets locked at the waistband and very difficult to pull.
How does it work?
The user can adjust the thigh straps to a perfect position according to their need before locking it.
Once the thigh locks are set, the leg openings cannot be lifted or shifted. Strap at waist is similar but has a special lock which can be opened following a specific pattern.
This lock has more than hundred locking pattern. Martial arts training, pepper spray and stun guns are only effective when the potential victim is alert and bold, the company says, and may not be possible if she’s under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The
The company has raised nearly $50,000 toward its goal using the crowd-sourced Indiegogo site, with 16 days remaining in its funding campaign. Similar products, including running and traveling shorts, are also in development, and the company hopes a prototype for the underwear will be ready by July.
The company admits the product won’t solve the problem of violence against women, but they hope AR Wear will send a clear message to would-be assailants that the wearer has not given consent to sexual activity. [Input source: rawstory]