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Crowdfunding AR Wear anti-rape panties


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Carmel Deamicis explains his the "anti-rape panties" company got started:

The co-founders, Ruth and Yuval, are old family friends. Yuval, a man in his 40s, came up with the idea for AR Wear when he read about a girl who was raped. The article mentioned that her clothes were taken off in under a minute.

“Yuval, who is a parent and so you worry about these things, thought, ‘What a waste that a rape occurred because it was so easy,’” Ruth says. “So that’s how he came up with the idea of an article of clothing that would stop opportunistic rape.”

He sought out designers to create the prototype, experimented with the materials, and eventually patented the technology. Once he had a hand-made prototype built, he brought on Ruth, a 59-year-old woman, to run the crowdfunding campaign in the States. They’re using crowdfunding to try to gauge customer interest, get feedback, and raise seed money for manufacturing.

The Internet is full of pros and cons about the idea:

http://pandodaily.com/2013/11/01/high-tech-anti-rape-panties-are-pissing-people-off-despite-best-intentions/

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/louise-pennington/anti-rape-clothing_b_4172494.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/anti-rape-wear-angers-feminists-2013-11

Anti-Rape Wear Angers Internet meme

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