外文标题：Hairy stockings to fend off perverts?
We debate the pros and cons of these garments…
The creepy, crawly perverts have sure created a furore across the world, with their molestation and rape attempts, which cost many girls their lives. And this fear factor has spurned many to seek resort in defensive equipment like pepper spray. Now the latest in this league is the advent of ‘hairy stockings’, which have been launched in China recently. Interestingly, this bizarre invention is supposed to keep the wannabe perverts at bay. After the recent Nirbhaya tragedy, some youngsters in India had invented wired, anti-rape lingerie, which give electric shocks to the attacker. TOI asks some of the city youngsters, if these steps will really help in curbing the menace called rape!
Hairy socks are unfeminine…
Deepali Thakur, an engineering student of Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, says: “I feel wearing hairy socks is extremely unfeminine. It will make you a different person, if you suddenly change your style and wear such a thing one fine day,” says she, and adds, “but I feel shocker lingerie can be of use in case of an attack by a molester. But, before its use, girls would certainly like to know if this kind of lingerie has any side effects.”
It will work
It may not exactly establish you as a femme fatale, when you step out donning those hairy leggings, but they will surely turn off a pervert, says Ivnish Gujral, a physiotherapy student of Lata Mangeshkar College. “That sight I guess will put off a pervert and work as a safety precaution for a lonely girl. And add to it, those shockers of undergarments, I think the molesters will actually run for cover. Those electric shocks emanating from the inner wear will send them reeling,” she adds.
当你穿着防狼丝袜出门时，也许它不会给你树立一种美女形象，但肯定能让性变态收敛，Lata Mangeshkar学院一位理疗专业的学生Ivnish Gujral说道。“防狼丝袜会令性变态放弃想法，能为孤身一人的女孩充当安全预防措施。此外，猥亵者看到防强奸内衣会逃跑的，内衣产生的电波能让他们眩晕。”
The makers of these garments may dole out the promise of keeping the wrongdoers at bay, but city model Siddharth Jichkar says: “I feel this is a very stupid commercialisation of a sad situation! The makers of these products are trying to play on people’s fears of rape to rake in big-time moolah. This problem needs a deep and lasting solution. The mentality of the men and society at large has to be reinvented, merely making the lingerie dangerous and ugly won’t help.”
Saket Bhattad, a law student of Raisoni College, says: “This is an experimental step. And I really feel it is totally impractical! This kind of lingerie would obviously be very expensive, hence those living in rural and tribal areas will not be able to afford it. Moreover, a large-scale production of these products is not really possible. So, this fad will be relegated to metros and supercool lot only. At the end of the day, it will not bring down the menace of rape in our society.”
Each and everything should be tried upon and tested to check what is the impact of it on the perverts as the situation in India has gone from bad to worse for females..
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To change the mentality of an Indian men, Govt should legalize sex ( brothels) everywhere…..
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Kartik sundaram (delhi)
It will be better if the girls and women are taught self defense.
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Mens Rights Movement (N Delhi)
Just dress properly, that will be sufficient.
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Shashikanth Balepura (Bangalore)
Self defense is the best solution possible, all these are just to our satisfaction, even so called molesters would read this and get prepared to handle these things, better to learn the art of self defense, hit them where it hurts more, things will stop over a period of time
Amit Zox (United States)
…what if the pervert is hair crazy..
These “Hairy stockings” will really not help, atleast not in India, here most of the girls wear salwar-suit or jeans with kurti or sarees where the legs are already covered. the cases where we find girls wearing short/micro mini skirts and walking down d street or boarding a public vehicle is not common. so where to wear the stockings??? its a worthless idea