Thirty thousand anti-rape female condoms lined with jagged rows of teeth-like hooks that attach to a man’s penis during penetration are being distributed for free at the World Cup in South Africa, reports. Once lodged, only a doctor can remove them. South African doctor Sonnet Ehlers says she created the Rape-aXe prophylactic to empower women, but her critics say that the device only serves as a constant reminder to women that they are vulnerable. South Africa has one of the highest rates of rape in the world.

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Editor's Note: According to Mother Jones, not all of the anti-rape condoms were distributed during the World Cup because of lack of funding.

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