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July-22-98

Businessman Profits From Rape Crisis

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


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