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June 18, 2013

Is rape prevention gear the way to go?

Hairy stockings are the latest addition to unusual measures to prevent sexual assault.
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CHINA HONG KONG INDIA RAPE

Participants hold placards and chant slogans as they take part in a march against violence towards women in a staircase leading to the India consulate after the death of an Indian gang rape victim, in Hong Kong, China, 01 January 2013 (EPA/Jerome Favre).

How do we prevent sexual assault? Societies have long struggled with this ongoing problem, but a new trend seems to be placing the impetus on women, increasingly with unusual recommendations. 
 
The picture below, posted by @Happy张江, went viral on the Chinese micro blogging site Sina Weibo this week. It shows the user's creation, a 'full-leg-of-hair stockings' aimed to repel 'perverts'.
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