Anti-Sexual Assault Underwear Addresses an Ugly Truth
Sandra Seliz had been thinking about creating protective garments for women for a long time. Motivated by the fact that she has once been attacked herself while jogging and the highly publicized aftermath of a wave of sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany, during a New Year celebration, the time for Safe Shorts and Safe Pants had come.
The first 150 pair of anti-sexual assault underwear sold out immediately
The anti-sexual assault underwear is made from the same material used in bullet-proof vests. They cannot be slashed or torn and feature a combination lock and a loud alarm system that goes off when the pants are tampered with. The underwear comes in two styles: Safe Shorts for jogging and Safe Pants, which can be worn under a skirt or jeans. Amid much controversy, German women are rushing to get their hands on at least one pair of Safe Shorts or Safe Pants and orders are pouring into the Oberhausen-based company from Japan, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Taiwan and the United States.
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How does this anti-sexual assault underwear deter assailants?
In Sandra Seliz own words: “Safe Shorts provide triple protection against sexual assaults, and we’re very proud of them.” With Safe Pants, the draw-string material is extremely difficult to cut or tear. A combination lock makes it impossible for an assailant to untie the drawstrings, and the underwear cannot be removed without first untying them. In addition, a soft protector in the crotch area prevents an aggressor from tearing the pants between the wearer’s legs. If someone is trying to tamper with the ant-assault underwear, an alarm goes off that produces a very loud acoustic signal (130 decibels). By sharply puling the drawstrings, the wearer can also trigger the alarm.