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This Rape-Repellent Bra Will Shock You…Literally

Engineering students in New Delhi have developed a bra that shocks and burns potential attackers. It also has GPS

Nearly two years ago, the gruesome gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi left many Indians shocked and saddened. Tens of thousands took to the streets of the capital, urging the government to act.

Eventually, lawmakers passed stringent new anti-rape legislation. But for some concerned citizens like Manisha Mohan, changing the law wasn’t enough. The 22-year-old engineering student wanted to give women a way to defend themselves against attackers, something that went beyond mace, pepper spray or mixed martial arts. So over the past year, Mohan and two of her fellow students developed a rape-repellent bra that can shock and burn attackers.

Manisha Mohan and her fellow students came up with the idea for the rape-repellent bra after the Delhi gang rape in 2012.

It’s called Society Harnessing Equipment, or SHE for short, and here’s how it works: The bra contains a pressure sensor connected to an electric circuit that generates a shock of 3,800 kilovolts, which is severe enough to stun an attacker and severely burn his hand.

“It won’t be enough to immobilize the assailant or potential rapist,” Mohan says, “but that gives enough time for back up.”

The moment its pressure sensors are activated, the bra’s built-in GPS also alerts the police and the victim’s parents to the location where the attack is taking place.

Mohan, right, and her partners receive an award for their invention in New Delhi. 

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False alarms are possible, but Mohan says the bras are designed and calibrated to prevent this. The force of a hug, for instance, won’t create a shock, and there’s an on and off switch that a woman can use when she’s traveling through a dangerous neighborhood.

Those who have worn the bra say it’s comfortable. “It is light like any other bra, and one really cannot [tell] a difference,” says a young woman, who asked not to be named.

Mohan is still fine-tuning the sensors, so she hasn’t decided when she’ll start shipping the bras to stores or how much they’ll cost. But the timing seems right. Reports of crimes against women in India, such as rape, murder and kidnapping, increased by 26 percent last year compared with the previous one.

Not only does the bra send an electric shock, but it also alerts the police.

A bra, of course, may not actually drive down the number of attacks against women; many attacks occur in India’s rural hinterland, where few are likely to be able to afford it. But in a country that has a dubious record of ensuring women’s safety, Mohan and others think the device can help.

“My dream,” Mohan says, “is to see women walk free anywhere and anytime.”

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  • and how does one guarantee that it doesn’t shock her instead?

  • Nothing says NO to rape like a S&W .38

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    • Yup – you Texan )aka – Israeli dual criminal) – so the lunatic hormone beast will wrenchit out of her hand and shoot her after rape? We are talking of beasts like you (from Texas and Israel).

  • In America women use the 2nd Amendment to protect themselves from oppressors!Just ask Sarah Palin!

  • If you search our Patent Office early records, you will find more patents for bras than any other product area.  This shows you where America is focused!!!!

  • Now the term “booby trap” will have an entirely new meaning.

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    • LMAO!!

  • There is a FAR simpler and more effecit tool to reduce the risk of rape.It is called a GUN!

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    • might just piss him off,needs to act like a Taser!

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  • perhaps the Indian Engineering community does not truly understand the physical realities and dynamics of the act of rape on women.

  • kinda tough to get on a US airplane flight with this rig no, I suspect.

  • shouldnt these be shocking panties, as most rapes dont really involve defiling the bo oobies.

  • LOL  WHAT A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY CARRY A GUN EVEN A .22 ITS THE ONLY THING ON EARTH THAT MAKES WOMEN EQUAL AGAINST A MALE..THIS BRA IS A JOKE

  • Brilliant!!  This will completely put a stop to the ‘tittie rape’ epidemic.   Perhaps she should’ve invented a line of panties?

  • If Hillary wins, all White House interns should wear one.

  • Are the breasts usually what rapists target?

  • My Wife uses a “rape Repellant” Ruger 40 cal. Works everytime its used.

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    • Right on!

  • If activated, will it also shock the woman?  If her skin is in close proximity to the hand of a violent attacker, will she not also be shocked and burned?

  • 38,000 volts should be enough to insure that the rapist gets pissed off enough to beat her to death.What a great idea.

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    • Maybe the inventor can include a piercing sound that would cause the criminal to grab their ears in pain. Remember the police are already notified. The article said the inventor is “fine tuning it”– Shame he could not include a miniture gun that would finish the  criminal off.

    • 3,800 Kv equals 3,800,000 volts.

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    • THERE IS ONLY ONE EQUALIZER ON EARTH ITS CALLED A GUN, THATS WHY UNCLE SCAM WANTS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DISARMED, SO THEY CAN FREELY RAPE US OVER AND OVER

  • Now they knoow and will rip it off your body and shock you with it>

  • not going to work, but Colt made all people equals 200 years ago. His handguns still work today.

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