Indian engineering students have designed high-tech lingerie for women to wear that sends electrical shocks to anyone who attempts rape or assault.
The lingerie, which the students have named "Society Harnessing Equipment," comes with pressure sensors, GPS and mobile communications that can be enabled to send alerts to police and the victim's family. "The shocks can be emitted up to 82 times," Manisha Mohan, an automobile engineering student at SRM University and co-developer of the product,told the Times of India.
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She added: "A person trying to molest a girl will get the shock of his life the moment pressure sensors get activated."
Newser called the lingerie an "ingenious invention." But is it ingenious, or are products like this reinforcing the idea that targets of rape should be prepared to defend against it? Will it invite situations where the first question after an attack might not be "Who did it?" but "Were you wearing your anti-assault lingerie?"