The riots that took place in Indonesia during May resulted in an estimated one hundred and fifty-two rapes, twenty of which resulted in deaths. An Indonesian businessman, presumably due to the riots, has seen sales for his "safety corset" sky rocket recently. The concept of the safety corset is similar to the chastity belt of the middle ages, only the safety corset has a combination lock that the wearer can open. It is made of imitation leather and stainless steel and is used, mostly by Chinese women, to guard against rapists.
Media Resources: Feminist Majority Foundation News - July 19, 1999
9/12/2014 Violence Against Women Act Turns 20 - Saturday will be the 20th Anniversary of the groundbreaking federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued a proclamation commemorating the VAWA anniversary. . . .
9/12/2014 Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide For Premature Delivery - An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide after she delivered prematurely and sought hospital treatment.
Purvi Patel, 33, sought help at an emergency room for vaginal bleeding where it was discovered that she had delivered prematurely at home. . . .