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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.


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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