Cultural Object of the Week: The Tampon Stun Gun

Yep, you read that correctly, there is a stun gun that exists that is shaped like a couple of tampons.

The Pink Stinger

The stun gun, named “The Pink Stinger,” was created for women who wish to carry a stun gun, but do so discreetly. It as 50,000 volts of power.

My initial response to this object was “awesome.” However, having thought about it a little bit more, I’m not quite sure how I feel about it, other than that it certainly is interesting.

What do you think of the tampon stun gun?

Is it taking a women’s product and making is powerful, thus empowering women? Or, is it reinforcing negative stereotypes of women being “crazy” while menstruating? It openly acknowledges the fact that women are more likely than men to be the consumers who purchase stun guns, which opens up discussion about rape, sexual assault, and gender.

Discuss.

Source:Inventor Spot

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One Response to Cultural Object of the Week: The Tampon Stun Gun

  1. steve says:

    From a practical standpoint, maybe ‘camouflaging’ a weapon in this way negates some of the usefulness it may have had as a deterrent to an attack? Also, obscuring what it really is makes it that much more effective in the hands of people who would use such a thing criminally. Lastly, could be attractive to children. Hmm, guess I don’t like it.

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