braThree engineering students in India are fighting back against rape culture in an innovative way. They are creating undergarments that will help protect women against sexual harassment and attacks called “Society Harnessing Equipment (SHE).”

The undergarments contain pressure sensors and an “electric-shock circuit board,” which can send up to 82 electric shocks when it detects force. The circuit is placed near the bosom because women are usually attacked there first, according to the students. The undergarment can also alert police or the girl’s parents using a GPS system.

Inspired by India’s recent Delhi and Bangalore rape cases, Manisha Mohan, one of the creators and an engineering student at SRM University in Chennai, warned: “A person trying to molest a girl will get the shock of his life the moment pressure sensors get activated, and the GPS and GSM modules would send an SMS [to the Indian emergency number] as well as to parents of the girl.”

No word yet on how much the undergarments will cost. It’s also unclear how it will be able to avoid harming the wearer but these students certainly win points for innovation.


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  • MamaB.

    To the engineers of this creative ‘solution’: Bravo on your ingenious creation.

    To the a**holes who make this product needed: May the evil thoughts you have on a daily and the offenses you’ve committed against others fall upon your own body!Ugh, effin’ a**holes.

    • Nika

      As someone who has taken a self defense class, by the time you get your taser out, you could be dead. Assault happens in seconds. You must either 1) always have your taser handy and ready, 2) be prepared to have your taser knocked out of you hand if there’s more than one assailant. One taser just isn’t enough when you’re being assaulted by a gang, like the women in India.

  • Keshia

    So would a woman have to wear this all the time? Rape is a random act, good idea but in totality it’s almost blaming the victim again.

    • DEE

      I don’t think it’s blaming the victim at all. I just think it’s a precaution.

      Sadly in the world we live in thats a precaution that many women may feel they have to take to deter their possible rapist.
      Honestly women shouldn’t have to prevent rape, people should just stop raping, but is that going to happen? Probably not.

      I hope this device helps to send many rapists to jail or at least stop it from happening around the world.

    • Keshia

      I understand what you’re saying but when would a woman know when to wear the garment. No woman can foresee when she is going to be raped. What if she is wearing a different pair of garments. It’s a great invention, but at the same time flawed.

    • Anonin

      Im sure th epoint of the invention is to help with rape cases not abolish rape altogether thats obviously as impossible as abolishing crime.

    • Medusa

      Yeah, I agree. The women are really smart and creative in coming up with this, but I can also see women not wearing it being blamed and wanting it, because if they didn’t want it they would be wearing the protective underwear.

  • Mademoiselle

    I applaud the women for coming up with creative solutions, but this makes me so sad to know this is the state of society: where women have to electrocute men to convey that no means no. Honestly I would feel like a prisoner and a victim if I ever did decide to purchase these. And then there’s the thought that if these undergarments become common place, years from now, I’ll be reading trolls’ comments that say asinine things like “women control everything from whether sex happens to whether they give birth, so it’s their own fault if they weren’t wearing a SHE to prevent rape.” I hope the next article I read is a pick me up.

  • Chic Noir

    This is a good idea as long as it doesn’t harm the wearer. Does anyone remember that South African Anti-Rape contraption from a few years ago?

    I wonder if this bra would be activated say if a man/woman bumps or falls onto someone wearing it on a crowded bus ?