Archive for the 'Taser protecting women from rape' Category

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Women split on pepper-spray, taser and beepers (2014-02-22)

Posted on February 22 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers for women’s self-protection? Some women’s organizations are calling for devices such as pepper-spray, tasers and beepers to be be legalised so that women could protect themselves and their children during Carnival. This is being supported by Police Social Welfare Association, suggesting “Why not men as well?” But an island-wide women’s NGO […]

INDIA – Women employees could be provided with taser, pepper spray: govt (2012-09-11)

Posted on September 11 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : TASER Inc has long marketed its ‘personal tasers’ for women’s self-protection … The Maharashtra government today proposed a set of guidelines to ensure safety of women who work late night and commute alone, which includes a recommendation that women be given personal self-defense gadgets such as tasers and pepper spray by […]

INDONESIA – Jakarta Women Told to Carry Pepper Spray, Tasers to Avoid Rape (2012-01-24)

Posted on January 24 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers to keep away sexual predators? Bad advice! Victim-blaming Indonesian police are echoing TASER Inc.’s claim that tasers “protect the innocent”, and women particularly. A completely unsubstantiated claim – and a tasered attacker is sure to become more violent. What’s neded is better policing!]] Following a string of sexual assaults committed on […]