Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Getting a Leg Up on a Serious Issue

There is a great deal of consternation nowadays about the perceived surge in sexual assaults in the US military. Much is being done to try to address this issue, including the mandatory sexual abuse prevention training we all had to attend yesterday.

One thing we are not doing, though, is exploring some of the more ... shall we say ... material solutions.

I draw your attention to this interesting story from CNN: Hairy Leg Stockings.

It seems that there is a company in China that is manufacturing astoundingly hirsute stockings for ladies, designed to make them unattractive to potential attackers. This is how they look:

According to the article, a website called ChinaSMACK that tracks trends in China translated the caption that accompanied the picture as, "Super sexy, summertime anti-pervert full-leg-of-hair stockings, essential for all young girls going out."

Oy ...

I went to college in the late 60's and early 70's, a time when many young women burned their bras and eschewed shaving as a protest against their subjugation to men ("sexist pigs," we were called by the more militant ladies), but I never saw anything quite like this.

Ladies, I leave it up to you as to whether or not this is a useful approach to a serious problem. It could help you if things get ... hairy.

Have a good day. More thoughts coming.



eViL pOp TaRt said...

I can see it as a novelty item, but not as a realistic solution.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

It would stop Rick from attacking me.

Mike said...

I can see the hairy leg fetishists coming out of the woodwork.

Big Sky Heidi said...

I don't see it as effective. Maybe gelding should be used, instead of those slip on the writs punishments that the Steubenville boys got!

Hell Hound said...

They look like cheap wool sotckings. More for false reassurance than anything else. Like TSA screening.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Still, they might work in some cases.