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AR Wear Has Inspired Me To Develop A New Line Of ‘Don’t Rape’ Clothing For Men

106475007People keep asking me what I think about the new AR Wear clothing line for women, that claims it can help women feel safer when they are doing things normal women should feel okay doing, taking out the trash late at night, going on a run, meeting a friend for drinks after work, going on a blind date. This is a statement from the Indiegogo Page where the company is trying to raise funds for the items to be created:

We developed this product so that women and girls could have more power to control the outcome of a sexual assault. We wanted to offer some peace of mind in situations that cause feelings of apprehension, such as going out on a blind date, taking an evening run, “clubbing”, traveling in unfamiliar countries, and any other activity that might make one anxious about the possibility of an assault.

It’s a perfectly fine idea. I see nothing wrong with a company wanting to create an item that makes women feel safer. Except the fact the problem doesn’t and shouldn’t lie with just women. So I’m going to take this opportunity to announce my new line of anti-rape clothing I’m developing for men, called Don’t Rape. My items are in the very early stages of development, and I haven’t made any prototypes yet, but here is what I hope to include:

The Don’t Rape Line Of Athletic Uniforms 

(photo: getty)

(photo: getty)

Since many sexual assaults are tied to student and professional athletes, these items will include a sound chip in helmets that plays on constant loop that simply states:

Don’t rape anyone.

Business Attire

(photo:getty)

(photo:getty)

This is for the professional man-on-the-go, and will feature business suits that read all over the lining:

Remember! Don’t be a rapist!

I also hope to embed neckties with sound chips reminding men not to rape anyone but sadly, men may wise up and remove their ties before they get to raping. This line is obviously still in development.

For The Youngest Potential Rapists

86282572Men need to be taught from a very young age that they shouldn’t grow up to be rapists, so I am developing a line of diapers that will convey this message in a happy cartoon voice that will appeal to even the youngest of children. Something along the lines of:

Hey there little fella! You were given birth by a woman so when you grow up you should treat women equally and not sexually assault them. No means no.

 Underwear 

(Photo: getty images)

(Photo: getty images)

There will be two versions of this item. The first will be a line of Don’t Rape men’s underwear. These underwear will be manufactured so the only people who know the combination to unlock them will be consenting adults. If the men try to remove them by themselves, they will simply explode.

The other version will protect men from being victims of rape, considering that many men fall victim to crimes of sexual assault daily. If the AR Wear company can create undergarments for women to feel safe, the DR company would also like to create a line for men.

Or else we could all just start having open and honest conversations with the kids were are raising about why sexual assault is a million percent wrong.

(Image: getty images)

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  • Tea

    That’s just… what? Why? How are fancy undies helping?

    It’s not like a rapist is going to run into those things, go ” Oh, darn.” and shuffle off dejectedly. What needs worked on is the whole “rapist” issue, and I would not feel “safe” just by wearing special underpants (I’m a M/M sexual assault survivor and still have hyper-vigalence issues, so, yeah, I think about this kind of thing.)

    On a slightly more light-hearted note, before I rage drink this early in the morning, I could also see them being a complete pain to get off while intoxicated and trying to get them off for completely non-sexy reasons.

  • Tea

    That’s just… what? Why? How are fancy undies helping?

    It’s not like a rapist is going to run into those things, go ” Oh, darn.” and shuffle off dejectedly. What needs worked on is the whole “rapist” issue, and I would not feel “safe” just by wearing special underpants (I’m a M/M sexual assault survivor and still have hyper-vigalence issues, so, yeah, I think about this kind of thing.)

    On a slightly more light-hearted note, before I rage drink this early in the morning, I could also see them being a complete pain to get off while intoxicated and trying to get them off for completely non-sexy reasons.

    • Véronique Houde

      I don’t know how you remove them, but if that involves a key-type thing, imagine taking that sexy thing out of your bag in front of your romantic partner, after having had 2 drinks too many and attempting to sexily remove your undergarment…

    • Tea

      It’s basically a combination lock with a “clock hand” kind of input. At least there’s no risk of losing the key. But these seem like they would be a nightmare to navigate while drunk.

    • LJ

      We aren’t allowed to be drunk. It invites men to be rape-y. I remember this lesson from a few articles ago.

    • Tinyfaeri

      They should do a Mindy Project episode about that.

  • pixie

    Completely random thing I noticed, but in the picture of the football guys, the lighting makes the on on the lefthand side (who’s pushing an opponent out of the way) look like he’s wearing tiger print pants.

  • pixie

    Completely random thing I noticed, but in the picture of the football guys, the lighting makes the on on the lefthand side (who’s pushing an opponent out of the way) look like he’s wearing tiger print pants.

    • LJ

      I like a good tiger print pant first thing in the morning.

    • LJ

      I like a good tiger print pant first thing in the morning.

  • Elizabeth

    I think it’s possible to respect that these would make some women feel safer without blaming women for sexual assault. Like, some people carry mace to use in the event that someone tries to mug them. That doesn’t mean that it’s a non-mace-carrier’s fault if they get mugged.

    (but re: the body of your article: “If the men try to remove them by themselves, they will simply explode.” = you are great.)

    • GPMeg

      THANK YOU Elizabeth! And also Alanna below. I want to give these to all of the women I advise at a local University because I simply don’t trust most of the men or the on campus security. We install alarm systems at our houses, we carry mace when we walk alone on the street, if there’s a not inconvenient protection we can add for ourselves why not take it?

    • GPMeg

      THANK YOU Elizabeth! And also Alanna below. I want to give these to all of the women I advise at a local University because I simply don’t trust most of the men or the on campus security. We install alarm systems at our houses, we carry mace when we walk alone on the street, if there’s a not inconvenient protection we can add for ourselves why not take it?

    • GPMeg

      THANK YOU Elizabeth! And also Alanna below. I want to give these to all of the women I advise at a local University because I simply don’t trust most of the men or the on campus security. We install alarm systems at our houses, we carry mace when we walk alone on the street, if there’s a not inconvenient protection we can add for ourselves why not take it?

    • Tinyfaeri

      How is LOCKED UNDERWEAR not an inconvenience?

    • GPMeg

      It doesn’t look like the lock is all that complicated to work, frankly, making them entirely easier to get on and off than the spanx I and many others wear. Also, mace is technically illegal where I live so while I doubt I would actually get arrested for it I know I wouldn’t get arrested for these.

  • K.

    I thought my vagina had the power to shut that whole thing down? How will it be able to do that if it can’t see?

  • K.

    I thought my vagina had the power to shut that whole thing down? How will it be able to do that if it can’t see?

    • BigBlue

      Is it the vagina or the uterus? If it’s the uterus I think you’re good, because it can’t see anyway.

  • Tinyfaeri

    Those undies are terrible – they perpetuate the idea that women are only raped in dark alleys, foreign countries or by people they don’t know or just met. In reality, you’re much more likely to be raped by someone you know, someone you felt comfortable around, and someone you wouldn’t think about wearing a modern day chastity belt around.

    And Eve, when’s your Kickstarter start?

  • Alex Lee

    BOOM goes the boxer-briefs.

  • Alex Lee

    BOOM goes the boxer-briefs.

  • Suburban Mommy

    But what should we wear to prevent legitimate rape?

  • LJ

    Im really overly concerned about the bathroom aspect of these underpants….

  • LJ

    Im really overly concerned about the bathroom aspect of these underpants….

  • Amanda Lee

    What concerns me about the anti rape underwear for women is a psycho husband/boyfriend or parents getting their hands on them… Think about that…. :(

  • Amanda Lee

    What concerns me about the anti rape underwear for women is a psycho husband/boyfriend or parents getting their hands on them… Think about that…. :(

  • http://wtfihaveakid.blogspot.ca/ jendra_berri

    To be perfectly frank, if I was travelling to a country where violence against women was practically a given, I’d want a pair. If I lived in a part of town where crime was rampant, I’d want an arsenal of protective items to keep me safe.
    But I thankfully live in a safe enough place. And leaving the house in something akin to armour I think sets a tone for the day that is not optimistic. I cannot, just cannot live my life this way, where leaving the house I have to put on garments to protect me from sexual violence to my genitals.

  • JLH1986

    Also, what if they are in an accident? First responders have to be able to cut clothes off to save people. They don’t have special scissors. not to mention lets assume for a minute this was a good idea, what happens when the attacker can’t get what he wants? Is he just going to walk away like welp, I gotta look for different underwear or is he going to beat the victim to death in a rage? Is the attacker going to drag the victim off somewhere else in an attempt to buy more time to rape? I just don’t get these.

    • BBJim’s Mam

      Good point. I don’t see rapists just slinking off. Victim has seen their face, and could possibly identify them. Could these possibly (and I didn’t think this was possible…) make rape MORE dangerous?

    • BBJim’s Mam

      Good point. I don’t see rapists just slinking off. Victim has seen their face, and could possibly identify them. Could these possibly (and I didn’t think this was possible…) make rape MORE dangerous?

    • Janet Wilkinson

      Well if the person (notice I didn’t say man because women rape as well) find that the woman is wearing one of these they are going to vent their anger on the person. So instead of getting raped you are probably just going to get beaten to a pulp probably killed. Yeah great thanks a lot..

  • Alanna Jorgensen

    I have to say I really wish that a woman taking precautions was not blamed for perpetuating rape culture. Absolutely our boys should be taught not to rape, but the sad fact remains that there are many who will not get the memo. Should we not be vigilant at all for the sake of principle? That said, I do find the thought of wearing these depressing, but if it prevents even one woman from assault then I am for their availability. If you go to the campaign website they agree that there is no perfect solution and that the rapist is the only one to blame for assault, but that while rapists still exist they want to give women another option.

    • Tinyfaeri

      I don’t think the women who might wear this product are being blamed for perpetuating rape culture by anyone here, the vultures who make crap like this and perpetuate the myth that you’re only likely to be raped in a dark alley or parking lot or by someone you don’t know well are. These exist strictly to make money off women’s fears.

  • Blueathena623

    All rape issues aside, hello yeast infections

  • Rachel Sea

    I wish I thought teaching men not to rape would be effective enough, but there are a lot of dudebros out there who will eventually breed and produce more little dudebros. Changing a cultural norm is a very slow thing. In the meantime I could see the value in these for people out on dates or in social situations where alcohol isn’t going to impair their ability to unlock them when they need to use the bathroom.

    I could also see them being purchased as fetish-wear.

    • Janet Wilkinson

      You are a moron, rape is such a tiny minute section of the crime stats (if you cared about reality) that it’s not even considered at all significant by any non-radical feminists. To make the ignorant assumption that men need to be taught not to rape just shows how out of touch you really are. If anyone needs to be taught anything it’s women to understand statistics and society because women like you make the rest of us look completely retarded.

    • Rachel Sea

      Riiiiight. The person responding with ad hominem, slurs, straw man arguments, poor grammar, and zero backup is the one who is “in touch.”

      If that is informed reasoning, I’ll just stick with “ignorance,” thanks.

    • Janet Wilkinson

      Wow a feminist who actually admits to being ignorant. That’s a first, shame the rest of your retarded delusional bitter twisted hate filled group can’t come out and admit it as well and do the world a favour and just die.

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  • Eiram

    Author: you are perfect, I love you.

  • Benjamin Haas

    How about ones for murder too?