Alongside other “essential” household supplies for sale on Amazon, there’s now a product offered that might give consumers pause: an at-home rape kit.
The “PRESERVEkit,” listed for $29.95, is intended for those who have been sexually assaulted. It is advertised as “containing all of the tools and step-by-step directions needed for the proper collection of evidence if going to the police or medical facility is not an option.”
Few people — prosecutors or advocates for sexual abuse victims — think this is a good idea because the evidence collected would be useless in court and expose the alleged victim to medical risks.
Oddly perhaps, the company behind the kit,