Mon, 7 March 2011
This clever (but horrible & gruesome) method for ending sexual assault was too much for my broadcast station (even at 5am on a Saturday morning) but as a woman who is passionate about this issue, I wasn't able to sleep until I thought of a way to talk about it without talking about it. On-air, I called the Anti-Rape Condom (brand-name Rapex) a "sexual-assault prophylactic." I wouldn't say what it did on the radio, but I'd tell listeners about it over the phone, and then play back their reactions on-air. Generated more calls than I usually got at 5am, that's for sure.
In addition to my work in radio, I'm also a certified sexual health educator and I teach "Healthy Relationship" classes about rape and domestic violence prevention at City College of San Francisco, and local high schools.