What do you think about the anti-rape underwear? Do you think it will help rape or sexual assault victims? Would you wear them out running or everyday use?
I have seen this ad go around for a while now on social media. This video shows a company that was looking for money to get this idea out for sale in the clothing market. They say the garments are easy to wear and only the person wearing the garments can take them off. The clothes compare to a chastity belt, complete with lock. Here is the video watch for yourselves,and decide if these garments would be for you. Would you wear or buy for AR wear for your daughters? AR Wear is finally on their final prototype. You can find the latest updates on AR Wear’s facebook page.
Watch this video to learn more about AR Wear.
Tips for a Safe Run
- Be aware of your surroundings.. trees,shrubs,busy streets, secluded trail etc…
- Always run with a buddy! If you must run alone have a big dog with you. Hold a long light stick. Put your king ring on your finger and run with your key sticking out.(easily use as a weapon and stick someone if needed).
- No Headphones. If you must wear headphones, only wear one ear bud, then you can hear the cars, footsteps etc….
- Wear clothing not easily removed, bad people are looking for easy targets.
- Know the area you are running in.
- Change up your routine. Bad people are stalking with out you knowing it.
- Make eye contact and brief” hello” to everyone you meet on the street or trail. Identify tattoos permanent markings on everyone you meet. Pretty soon this will become habit forming for giving description.
- Make sure your running shoes and gear are in good condition no holes or slippery soles. Good traction to run away.
- Most importantly follow what your gut says…Instinct is the best intuition we have as a woman. Listen to it!
Facts and Statistics about Rape and Sexual Assault
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Criminal Victimization, 2010, National Crime Victimization Survey:
- In 2010 there were 188,380 reports of rape and/or sexual assault in the United States.
- More than half of rape and sexual assault crimes take place between 6pm and 6am.
- Females are more likely to be victims of rape or sexual assault (182,000) than males (40,000).
- Most victims of rape or sexual assault are females younger than 24 years of age.
- Most rapes committed against women are committed by an intimate partner (spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend) or someone else they know (friend, family member, acquaintance).
Help for Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault
Safe Horizon provides support to over 1,300 people victimized by rape and sexual assault each year. We offer services to rape and sexual assault survivors including in-person help, as well as referrals for resources ranging from medical assistance to counseling, from our staff.
- Call our Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline (New York City): 212.227.3000
- Call our 24-hour Crime Victims Hotline: 866.689.HELP (4357)
- Get face-to-face support through our Community Programs.
- For help dealing with the emotional impact of rape and sexual assault, visit our Counseling Center.
- source, Safehorizon.org
- Bureau of Justice Statistics, Criminal Victimization, 2010, National Crime Victimization Survey: