I was on Facebook earlier this week and I came across a video one of my friends shared. The video was for "Anti-Rape Underwear." Seeing this video reminded me of the rape in Beloved. Morrison depicts and alludes to the history of rape and the brutal abuse of slaves. Rape is one of the memories that constantly haunts the characters.
Anyways... I didn't know what to think of this anti-rape underwear. I'm sure the makers had good intentions, but I can't get over the fact that this product had to be made. It's a really sad and disturbing fact--there is a bigger problem in the world if women need to wear anti-rape underwear. Instead, individuals (men and women) should be taught not to rape. They should not be taught that they need to protect themselves by wearing anti-rape products.
As for another real-world example I came across a text post saying, "I've always been told not to give in to peer pressure but I've never been told not to pressure my peers and I think that shows how dysfunctional society is"...
Here's the link for the video: https://www.facebook.com/438823982822860/videos/751851544830369/?pnref=story