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RAPEX! It's the APEX of dick-mangling!

So I was idly Googling "vagina dentata" this morning* -- because that's what I do of a morning, I idly Google "vagina dentata" -- and I found this.

Now, I do not normally discuss any aspects of sexual assault in this space, for the same reason I do not go around swatting at wasp's nests with a sawed-off broom handle. But I do have to question the practicality of the thing -- as a critic in the article notes, you would have to wear it every minute of your life in anticipation of being raped, which strikes me as overpreparing a bit. As a deterrent, it seems like it's up there with putting your money in a balloon and keeping it up your ass.

But strictly from the product-marketing standpoint, I have to say bravo to the name RAPEX, which combines a high-tech, power-blast kind of feel with a jaunty, easy-to-remember brand image. Well done!

(SIDE NOTE: I seriously spent like 15 minutes trying to decide on an appropriate icon to use with this entry.)

*: It was research for an article. I swear this on Sigmund Freud's grave.

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ludickid
Jan. 14th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
That film is the very reason I found myself Googling 'vagina dentata' at 7AM.
solipsiae
Jan. 14th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
That's what I came in here to ask! I can't wait to zoot and watch this unbelievable garbage project!
thehighhat
Jan. 14th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
At least part of that movie was filmed in my neighborhood on the next block over. I heard that some of the more elderly residents, upon learning the topic of the movie, made quite a stink with the city council.
caprinus
Jan. 14th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
I was just discussing the dentition of other orifices with my wife the other day... would it be "anus dentatus"? And what about the unremarkable toothed mouth -- "os dentatos"? Is that the right declension?
thehighhat
Jan. 15th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
Os Dentatos could have been my favorite tropicalia band, if they'd only dropped the Brazilian toothbrush thing.
krinndnz
Jan. 14th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
SIDE NOTE: I always wonder how you decide with your fourteen berjillion icons.
kudaspeaks
Jan. 14th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
Okay, the guy who invented that first Wikipedia thing is directly ripping off Emily Prager's Lincoln-Pruitt anti-rape device from her early 90's short story collection. A description:

"The Lincoln- Pruitt Anti-Rape Device" watched the progress of the all-female, shaven- headed Foxy Fire platoon as they are dropped over Vietnam dressed as nuns and fitted internally with a penis-shredding implement"

So theoretically, it would be an offensive rather than defensive weapon. Of course, you would also need to be heavily armed and/or able to run like hell.
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