I think it is time for EveTeasers in Chennai to start encountering the toughest of thier times since a novel product called Wild-to-Wild (A Self Protection Pepper Spray) seems to be available in Chennai and other parts of India too. I read this in a local magazine from Tambaram previous week. Today I was relatively free and then checked a couple of websites to get more details to share it with other readers too.
What is Wild-to-Wild?
It is a small can, with the capacity of 50 ml to 100 ml packed with a mixture of red chili pepper extracts. This is mainly to serve as a self-defense for girls travelling lonely from workplaces to homes in Chennai, who are being targetted by eve teasers. So, I think now it is the turn for eve-teasers to face the music they were giving to Prathiba, Nirmala, Sarika Shaw etc. The product also seems to have a good range of seven feet from which it can be sprayed and used.
How it is used?
A small spray fitting into the handbag of girls and when they feel that an opponent is too close and she feels inescapable at the moment, can use it against the offender's face. This would cause a temporary blindness for him almost incapacitating him for a while to make good her escape. The price seems to be bit costly ranging from 300 Rs. to 800 Rs. but I think with more small scale industries and home-made products coming into foray, this should see a reduction in cost.
All is good. But there are certain negatives and limitations that need to be taken care too. Inadvertant use of the spray should be considered as a punishable offence. Just because holding the spray, the girl can not use it on her friend for fun. Similarly, while purchasing the spray, there is no evidence for the shopkeeper that it is being used only as a defense mechansim and not to harm others, either for fun or intentionally, which is a debated question that needs to be taken care of.
- CIBS PepperSpray Article
- Manufactured by: Butterfly Electrical and Electronics. I think they should make efforts to export this product to Bangalore too.
- If you have more information about a similar product, please consider sharing it with other readers as comments.