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
7/24/2014 From Passion to Progress Briefing Brings Together Feminist Leaders and Hundreds of Young Activists - Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) staff, two congresswomen, and over a hundred DC interns came together yesterday for FMF's Intern Student/Activist briefing in Dirksen Senate building to discuss how to put a women's rights agenda into action.
Over plates of donuts and cups coffee, participants listened to a succession of engaging and passionate speeches from congressional and feminist leaders: Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA), Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and FMF President Eleanor Smeal. . . .