Sexual Assault Survivor Creates Anti-Rape Shorts That Sounds Alarm When Touched By Rapists [PHOTOS]


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  • June 3, 2018 -

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A sexual assault survivor has gone ahead to create anti-rape shorts in a bid to curb the menace of rape.

The woman, Sandra Seilz who hails from Germany started the innovation as a personal project after she was attacked by three men while running.

There are two types of Safe Shorts – underpants and running shorts – and both are made from slash and tear-resistant material, and have a lock as well as an alarm.

The shorts are fastened with a cut-resistant cord, which is attached to the waist or pelvic area (depending on which style you have), and then secured with a clip that has a coded padlock.

It is designed in a way that the wearer can access the padlock in seconds with the code, but if someone else tampers with it, a 140 decibel alarm sounds.

The wearer also has the option of setting the alarm off themselves, should they feel threatened.

The shorts come in black, but you get a choice of lock colours.

Seliz said: "Three men came in front of me, one tried to pull down my running trousers, and another grabbed me while the other tried to rape me.

"I’m the lucky one, because there was a man with a dog, and the dog ran towards the men and they ran away. ‘[Later], when I was sitting at home, I thought: “What could have happened there?”

This is actually a good innovation considering the spate of rape attacks obtainable in the world today.

Women have ordered Safe Shorts from countries like Sweden, Norway, Spain, the USA and Australia while Seilz revealed that she has received a lot of inquiries from places like South America, India and Asia, but the price is too high for them.

This motivated her to move production from the Czech Republic to India, to try and make the product more accessible to women – especially in places like these, where rape rates are high.


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