MSU not immune to worldwide effects of sexual assault
As India has been rocked with some recent incidents of the sexual assault of young women, it has been reported that some Indian college students decided to create something to try to avert it and protect themselves.
According to Fox News, the team of students has created some “shocking” lingerie, which will literally shock an attacker if they are trying to sexually assault the woman wearing it.
“A person trying to molest a girl will get the shock of his life the moment pressure sensors get activated,” co-developer and SRM University student Manisha Mohan said in the report.
The students said the bra can send out a 3,800 kV shock wave and can notify police with a location. The inside of the bra has polymer lining, to protect the woman from being shocked.
Sexual assault is a problem not uncommon at MSU.
According to the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, one in five college-aged women and one in 20 college-aged men will be sexually assaulted during their time on campus.
In February, the office hosted a sexual assault symposium on campus to educate individuals on how to protect themselves and others from sexual assault at MSU.
“It’s not, ‘What I can do to protect myself?’ (It’s), ‘What can we do to protect each other?” psychology professor Rebecca Campbell said at the event.