Both are extreme measures to protect women from sex. Why do we have to be protected from sex? Too many predatory men?
From South Africa we have this example:
New device gives women teeth where it matters
‘It is a terrifying thought that women are being made to adapt to rape’
A rape victim once wished for teeth “where it mattered”. Now a device has been designed to “bite” a rapist’s penis. The patented device looks and is worn like a tampon, but it is hollow and attaches itself with tiny hooks to a man’s penis during penetration.
“We have to do something to protect ourselves. While this will not prevent rape it will assist in identifying attackers and securing convictions,” claims Sonette Ehlers, inventor of the device.
Not everyone, however, is convinced of its usefulness.
Lisa Vetten, of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) says: “It is like we are going back to the days where women were forced to wear chastity belts. It is a terrifying thought that women are being made to adapt to rape by wearing these devices.
A woman would have to wear the device every day.
Then we come to America and have this way:
Teens’ rings are pledge of purity
TOLEDO, Ohio — When Katie Chromik put a silver ring on her finger and promised at church to save sex for marriage, her junior high school friends giggled.
“Some people have made bets on me that I’m not going to make it,” she said. “It just makes me more determined.”
Even if pledging purity draws snickers, it’s still gaining acceptance among some teens, especially those who attend Christian schools and churches. They say they’re standing up to a barrage of sex-related messages.
“It comes at you in every direction,” said Kayla Ballmer, an eighth-grader at Toledo Christian School. “Movies, TV, radio, magazines. Even on clothing.”
The movement is driven by Christian educators and religious groups promoting abstinence education.
These are extreme examples but women have to live like this everyday, always on guard, protecting the essence of our virtue and life from sexual predators or boyfriends.
It would be nice if women really were free to be human beings, every day every where.