In our battle against the pervasive societal emphasis on sexual violence, these one-off items for women might not be the best strategy.

This article titled “Hairy stockings are not the answer to rape culture” was written by Homa Khaleeli, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 19th June 2013 14.16 UTC

What would make women feel safer? For perpetrators of sexual assaults and abuse to get more than a 15-month sentence after they assault 13 women and girls? A culture where the victims of sexual crime are not blamed when they are attacked? Or would having hairy legs do it?

In the battle against rape culture some innovators seem to think that old-fashioned notions of strong legislation need a few more, bells, whistles and technological wizardry. Here are some recent ideas from around the world.

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