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Techno-fixes for rape March 9, 2011

Posted by Summerspeaker in Feminism, Technology, Transhumanism.

Hank Hyena identifies rape as a fundamentally biological problem and explores a few innovations to prevent it. Despite the determinism, I find the serious treatment of self-defense devices such Rape-aXe refreshing. Twisty has written positively about the concept in the past. On the other hand, Hank’s hypothetical surveillance technologies make me wary. I don’t trust the existing power systems to work in the interest of rape victims. In this case, technological solutions cannot substitute for undoing the oppressive social conditions involved. It all comes back to revolution.



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